STIRLING GIN TASTING NOTES
In blending together our traditional and hand foraged botanicals, we have created a unique gin which explodes on the nose. A spirit which can be enjoyed neat over ice or equally enjoyable with a premium tonic or mixer of your choice. Add some torn basil and orange zest to create the perfect Stirling Gin serve.
Nose: Fresh, green and clean, with subtle undertones of herbaceous notes and Juniper.
Palate: Initial warmth from the heat of the nettles, with herbal depth increasing in intensity and a consistent subtlety of Juniper.
Finish: A long, slightly oily finish with a lingering citrus sweetness from the Orange oil
SG On The Rocks
Pour a measure of Stirling Gin over ice and enjoy.
Maximise the intensity by adding a couple of freshly torn basil leaves.
The Classic G & T
Serve a measure of Stirling Gin in a Hi-Ball over ice, then garnish with Orange zest and freshly picked Basil leaf.
‘So Precious’ Cocktail
This delightful cocktail was created for a charity event raising money for the neonatal unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Ingredients:- 2 parts Stirling Gin – 1 part lemon juice – 1 part mixed berry syrup – 1 part apple juice
Either pour over ice and top with premium tonic, or shake with ice, serve and enjoy!
Stirling Gin, Pineapple Syrup, Lemon Juice, fresh Basil.
Apple & Basil Smash
Stirling Gin, Whisky or Brandy Liqueur, Pressed Apple, Lemon Juice, Sugar and Basil.
Stirling Gin, Tomato Juice, Squeeze Lemon, Balsamic vinegar, Green Basil Pesto, Salt & Pepper to taste.
Stirling Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Pomegranate Juice, Lemon Juice, Rosemary Syrup.
‘The SG Smooth’
Put 1 measure Stirling Gin, 1 measure *Raspberry Vodka and 3 measures of Pineapple juice all into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then pour into your cocktail glass, place on top a fresh raspberry……and enjoy the perfect smooth cocktail 🙂
* Raspberry Vodka can be replaced with Raspberry or Bramble Gin.
Spiced Winter Punch
1 Bottle of Stirling Gin
1tbsp Citric Acid
6 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Star Anise
Add all ingredients EXCEPT the Gin to a saucepan and allow to simmer for around half an hour until all the spices have warmed through the liquid. Once your punch has cooled and been strained to remove spices, add your Stirling Gin. The Slight Aniseed finish in the gin works incredibly well with the Winter Spices and makes for a warming festive punch to enjoy with family and friends!