Top 50 innovative new spirits of 2018: 10-1

23rd January, 2019 by Melita Kiely

8. Ncn’ean Botanical Spirit

Described as “not whisky, not gin”, Ncn’ean Botanical Spirit is made from the Highland distillery’s new­-make malt spirit, which is redistilled with botanicals.

Ncn’ean, said to be Scotland’s first 100% organic distillery, launched the expression as it waits for its whisky to come of age.

The new make is distilled twice at Ncn’ean, before it is distilled for a third time at west­-coast gin distillery Beinn an Tuirc using a range of botanicals including fresh grapefruit, bog myrtle, heather, coriander and juniper.

Under EU law, gin must be distilled from neutral grain spirit, meaning Ncn’ean is prevented from using the term on its label.

The distillery was assisted by the late whisky consultant Dr Jim Swan in creating its new make recipe, which is said to give its Botanical Spirit “creamy, nutty barley notes”.

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One Response to “Top 50 innovative new spirits of 2018: 10-1”

  1. sheila says:

    I LOVE THIS REVEL THIS IS VERY SMOOTH GOING DOWN

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