Some lovely Kaffir limes in from Colonial Growers in Portugal. We are looking at the different flavours notes in Kaffir lime zest and juice as compares to the lime leaves. The variety of scents in the Kaffir lime zest is astounding and we are looking forward to testing (and maybe tasting?) the extracts.
We have finished carrying out the individual distillations and blending for our next production batch and here are the results. At Linden Leaf we put a much higher content of botanicals per bottle than most gin manufacturers: this lets us have the vast range of molecular flavour notes that make our gins special.
Some beautiful lemon thyme in from Kale and Damson today. Lemon thyme is a wonderfully flexible botanical whose flavour notes can range between green herbal flavours and warm citrus depending on extraction parameters.
Sorry to repeat ourselves, but we were very pleased to receive our certificates and a real gold medal from the IWSC this morning for our Gold Outstanding award for Linden Leaf “8” gin, as well as certificates the silver awards for Linden Leaf “8” and “88” gin. These will be going in the display case: […]
This year’s IWSC is the first competition we entered, with gins that came off the first production batch only the day before the competition closed for entries. We are very proud that they liked our gins! Both the gins we entered, Gin “8” and Gin “88”, won Silver awards in the main gin competition. In […]
Yuzu is a citrus fruit, well-known in Japan and other parts of east Asia. In our opinion, it’s the best citrus fruit! The zest is wonderfully aromatic, and even better, the oils and aromatic components are retained and enhanced when extracted into alcohol. We get our supplies of Yuzu from Japan (the photo is of […]
Juniper is the backbone flavour for our gins. And we are serious about the quality of our juniper! We’re constantly trying every variety and producer we can find. Some juniper berries smell wonderful, but result in lacklustre results when we try and extract the flavours into alcohol. Others seem a little disappointing as berries, but […]
We’ve decided to go for a simple label for our first batches of gin. We never realised how many choices we would have to make for even such a simple label: the type and weight of paper, the exact shade of white we should use, the type of ink (a slight debossed, 3D effect, or […]
Well, for the first few batches at least we think we like these bottles. Custom bottles are beautiful but until we’ve got up and running we can’t commit to the huge number that we’d need to order. We ordered a few coloured bottles and they arrived this morning. We’re still in two minds about coloured […]