Darnley's View Gin arrives as something different by adding elderflower to the mix.¬†
As I drink this gin, I have visions of a courtyard with alcoves revealing each of the hidden botanicals. It seems to suggest Rapunzel trapped in a tower, her long blonde hair, flowing in the wind outside the window. ¬†Brother’s Grimm tells a story just like this gin, and I’m sure there is much more to the tale than what is told.
I don’t get much of anything with the nose, some suggest juniper which maybe there, but for the most part it leads my¬†curiosity¬†to the tasting. This gin called a london dry seems more mellow and that might be to their¬†proprietary¬†recipe with softer scotch notes. ¬† ¬†
This gin takes a softer approach, which is a delicate dialect that is not over bearing or loud, but a simple whisper that is soothing and calm. ¬†There are hints of lemon peel here, and I suspect Darnley’s Gin takes the fear out of London Dry by offering it’s audience a¬†relaxed¬†approach to gin. It’s a nice change from other gin’s that go over the top with overwhelming flavor profiles that make you feel like a sock in the jaw. Some people enjoy that intense feeling while other’s look for a gentle experience.
Complimenting ways to bring out elderflower creativity, look no further, as I would much rather see this gin being used in cocktails that consumed straight. It’s always interesting to see the¬†interweaving¬†of Scot’s and Brits, taking a concept and working together to produce their variation of gin.
Darnley’s Gin gives us something we have been yearning for: a light version that allows us with a choice and gives us a whole new insight on botanical blends.
- Light Touch
- Simple Mix
- Cocktail Creations
- Opens the doors to gin curious
- Not Overwhelming
- If soft whispers don’t persuade you, look elsewhere.