Introducing Coastal Haar
Introducing the latest installment to our Cottage Series, Coastal Haar.
The nine botanicals at the heart of this London Dry Gin are a mixture of locally grown and foraged botanicals from along the East Coast of Scotland to develop a gin that is a rare expression of the heart and soul of the coastline of our beloved East Neuk of Fife. Sea buckthorn, sugar kelp and marigold petals makes this gin reminiscent of a soft sea breeze, with salty pine upfront followed by tropical mango and pineapple notes to create a light, balanced gin. Serve with premium tonic water and an orange wedge garnish.
Words from our distiller Scott:
“Here in the East Neuk of Fife, our Summers can be unpredictable. One minute you can be relishing in the beauty of the coastline while sipping on a G&T, when suddenly you can see the haar rolling in with a strong breeze. Haar, is a cold fog that accumulates over the sea here in the East of Scotland between April and September. This type of weather is a full sensory experience, with notes of sea salt and fresh sea prominent in the air.
I tried to capture the feeling of a summers day by creating a gin using local sea buckthorn which has subtle tropical fruit notes supported by our cottage garden grown lemon balm and marigold petals.
For me, the best part about creating this expression was working with Jayson Byles at East Neuk Seaweed. Jayson sustainably forages sugar kelp from the Fife coastline with the purpose of using it for wild cooking. We were lucky enough to use his harvest to infuse our gin using a vapour basket, creating that salty breeze we described earlier."
We hope you enjoy a taste of Summer in the East Neuk of Fife, let us know what you think!