The Ultimate Gin Library- Achroous Gin
Distillery: The Tower Street Stillhouse, Leith, Edinburgh
Electric Spirit is an unusual name for a distillery in Leith, Edinburgh or anywhere else. Leith in the ancient era was different to the Leith of now. It is full of trendy bars and restaurants and one would say it is not a reminiscent of the past.
Electric Spirit named this gin 'Achroous' and it is nicely packaged in a vivid orange bottle. It is extracted from the Greek word ‘colourless’. Sorry to disappoint but there is no other Scottish meaning behind it although it comes from Leith. 'Achroous' comes from the same distillery who also created ‘Not another Effing Gin’. Both gins garnered great reviews.
The product designer, photographer and distiller the famous James Porteous from Electric Spirit is a one of the powerhouses behind the Scottish craft distilling scene. To come up with this distinctively spiced and complex gin, he has used juniper, coriander seed, orris root, liquorice root, angelica root, fennel seed and Sichuan peppercorns. It was launched in 2015 and comes with attractive citrus and floral notes.
The distillery is also equipped to produce Antidote gin for the proposed Port of Leith Distillery. Long ago Leith was known to be a place for distillers and wine merchants. The revival of an ancient craft is noteworthy and praiseworthy with the birth of a new generation and era.
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