What's In The Box?
Jindea Single Estate Tea Gin
A combination of two much-loved British classics, tea & gin, Jindea just gave us a great excuse to have a G&T with our afternoon scone.
Thank Jack, Matthew and Adrian, the gin connoisseurs behind this totally genius (and remarkably British) idea. While their original London Dry uses Darjeeling tea from West Bengal, India, the trio feature Jasmine Silver Needle (or Yin Zhen) in their charming new release.
Aromatic and complex, Silver Needle is considered the finest white tea in the world. The unopened silver buds are harvested in the springtime from the Tian Hu Shan tea garden in Fujian, China and transported to Dijon, France to be distilled with nine other botanicals. Dreamy!
Heart of Alba Gin
A bonnie bottle from Scotland. The team at Heart of Alba have joined forces with legendary gin maker Tom Nichol (previously the master distiller at Tanqueray) to create this premium gin - and as with every month, you’re the first to try it!
The Gaelic name for Scotland is ‘Alba’, and this month’s gin is a medley of 11 traditional botanicals, including a few from Scotland such as Winter Heather, Bog Myrtle and Orris Root. Distillation takes place at Edinburgh’s Chain Pier Distillery, where the botanicals are macerated overnight in the still before being blended with the ‘middle cut’ of the spirit, or the ‘hearts’. Hence, ‘Heart of Alba’ was born. Pure barry!
The gin is blended with local water from Balerno, reflected in its smoothness and purity. Initial juniper and heather aromas give way to big, bold ginny flavours along with hints of grapefruit, followed by a lingering, sweet finish.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Of course - we're not going to tell you what you're going to get in your December box. But we'll give you a little clue towards the end of the month!GET STARTED