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Holyrood Spiced Gin

$5 (For Two Gin Samples)

Available Until Wed August 17, 2022

Drop-In Any Day (Excluding Wednesdays) Before 7pm To Sample

Gin Code: E26

Producer: Holyrood Distillery

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

Release: Limited Edition

ABV: 41%

Regular Price: $62.52

Member Price: $56.27

Gin Code: E26

Producer: Holyrood Distillery

Type: Contemporary Gin

Country: Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

Release: Limited Edition

ABV: 41%

Regular Price: $62.52

Member Price: $56.27

About This Contemporary Gin

About This Gin

This time around we’re doing an interesting contrast. A pair of gins that found two different ways of upping the flavour – a navy strength and a spiced gin. The now-discontinued Holyrood spiced gin is an interesting and quite delightful take on gin, with a particularly wintery feel.

The Unbottling Video

Tasting Notes

From the makers: “Traditional juniper, coriander and angelica backbone supported by fresh red cherries, fresh clementine zest and warming spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and allspice berries.”

Adam’s notes: “It smells like you should be pouring this into cookie batter, to make a sort of German-style cookie. A wonderful rustic set of European spice flavours with the cherry and clementine notes.”

Recent Reviews

How We Review Gins

Score

Gins are rated out of 100 by our members when they come to sample them in-store.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a sloe gin lowly because they don’t like sloeberries). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the gin in the eyes of our members.

 

Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the whisky, members are invited to choose up to three of the below flavour profiles which they think match the whisky. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the dram.

dry & invigorating
eg – almond, orris, clove, ginger, anise

floral & delicate
eg – rose, chamomile, cucumber, apple

fruity & sweet
eg – berries, peach, orange, vanilla

savoury & herbaceous
eg – earl grey, thyme, caraway, spruce