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Verdant Dry Gin, Dundee, Scottish Gin of Year 2017, 70cl

Verdant Gin Distillery
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Verdant Dry Gin, 70cl

Verdant Drinks Co., Dundee


Verdant gin is distilled in small batches from the highest quality ingredients in their 500 litre pot still “Little Eddie”. It is aromatically juniper-led with fresh notes of citrus on the nose and palate with warm, earthy undertones of spice. Their carefully curated blend of botanicals was inspired by Dundee’s rich trading history and reflects the routes once sailed by traders to and from the city.

These characteristics make it perfect served neat (on the rocks or not) or as a G&T with your favourite tonic - and, bottled at 43% ABV, it has plenty of of character to hold its own when used in the skilled mixologist’s hands, where it adds a subtle depth and vitality to both new and traditional cocktail creations.

Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander seed, Bitter Orange, Lemon Peel, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Green Cardamom, Angelica, Liquorice, Grains of Paradise.

Alc. Volume: 43%

The Botanicals

Juniper : The key flavouring in gin, a strongly aromatic berry with a resinous pine note. The name “gin” comes from the Dutch juniper-based spirit “genever” then shortened over the years to “gin”. Verdant source it from the Baltic countries – a nod to Dundee’s whaling past.

Coriander Seed : A fragrant spice with a hint of orange, grown in India. Coriander tempers the bitter elements in this gin, balancing the final flavour.

Lemon Peel : The intense flavour of lemon hides in the peel and is released into the gin during distillation. Mediterranean lemons found their way to Dundee via trading links with Spain and Portugal.

Bitter Orange : How could a gin from Dundee, the home of marmalade, not have a hint of bitter orange? Seville orange peel adds a dry, bitter citrus note widely used in orange liqueurs.

Cassia Bark : One of the oldest recorded spices to come from Asia, and similar in taste to cinnamon but stronger. Small amounts add an earthy sweetness giving a complex base note and long finish.

Orris Root : This iris species is widely grown in Hungary and the Baltic area, smells of violets, but gives a soft bitterness to our gin.

Green Cardamom : Originally from India, with a unique flavour and aroma. It is unmistakably perfumed - sweet and warm with a fresh hint of eucalyptus.

Angelica : A tiny addition of the dried root of this plant adds an earthy, musky note for balance as well as adding a herbal note to the aroma. Grown in the Baltic area and Asia, it is widely used in vermouth, absinthe and aniseed aperitifs.

Liquorice : Widely grown in Turkey, this natural bitter-sweet flavouring is found in the dried root of a plant related to the pea, and imparts a delicate sweet aniseed note to our gin. It has been highly valued for its soothing health benefits and large quantities have been discovered in Egyptian tombs.

Grains of Paradise: Grains of paradise were discovered by spice traders in West Africa in the 13th century before being brought to the UK, where they were used as a seasoning before black pepper was brought to Europe. Small quantities bring a bring a peppery spiciness with a hint of ginger to our gin.

Meet the Producer: Verdant Drinks Co., Dundee

Verdant Gin: Gin of the Year 2017

After gaining a post-grad MSc in Food & Drink Innovation, where the seed of the distillery idea was first planted, Verdant Drinks Co. founder Andrew was further fuelled to make the dream a reality. There’s a been a great deal of thought gone into the design and choice of their distillation equipment and processes. Andrew decided early on to stick to the ethos and heritage that comes from his Scottish location.

Based in a former engine house of one of Dundee’s old mills that housed some of the most cutting edge machinery of its day, Andrew followed in this history of innovation in opting for one of the new generation of stills – a 500 litre iStill. Not perhaps the prettiest, but a still that simply performs the best possible job for the production of the best possible spirits. After many years of working in Formula 1, Andrew learned to appreciate the importance of focussing on the end result, and using the best tools to achieve it. So, he use traditional methods, mixed with modern technology, and an attention to detail to create what we believe to be a truly luxurious dry gin.

Verdant Drinks Co. wins awards for a reason and we are delighted to be stocking Verdant Dry Gin for UK wide delivery at Fresh Food Express.

Verdant Gin Distillery
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**We are closed just now as we are on annual leave from Sat 16th Jun to Sun 1st Jul 2018***

Next available day when your goods will be delivered

  • For the majority of UK wide postcodes: To be confirmed
  • For All DD & AB30 postcodes: Friday 17th June (1-4pm)
  • For Rural Postcodes (which take 2 days to deliver to): To be confirmed

Alternative delivery dates are available at checkout.

Or select our new Click and Collect service from our farm, Myreside Farm or Forfar Farmers Market.

Click and Collect Service

We now offer a click and collect service. Order and pay for your goods online, then collect at these locations:

  • Our Farm - Myreside Farm, Inverkeilor, Angus, DD11 5RL - Every Friday between 9 - 5
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Standard delivery service using Parcelforce (majority of postcodes UK wide)

  • We deliver every Thursday between 8am - 12 noon
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If you spend £80 or more per consignment destined to one delivery address, your standard delivery is FREE.

If you spend £79.99, your standard delivery charge is £8 per consignment to a single delivery address.

Our Local Delivery Service (all DD postcodes in Dundee & Angus, AB30)

  • We deliver every Wednesday between 1pm - 4pm
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If you spend £80 or more per consignment destined to one delivery address, your standard delivery is FREE.

If you spend £79.99 or less, your standard delivery charge is £3.99 per consignment to a single delivery address.

Our Rural Delivery Service (certain postcodes in the Scottish Highlands & Islands)

  • We deliver every Friday before 5pm
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Isn’t it a nuisance, you live a beautiful remote location but no one wants to deliver to you? Well, we are here to help.

We offer a rural delivery service to most rural postcodes in the UK for exactly the same price as our standard service.

If you spend £80 or more per consignment destined to one delivery address, your standard delivery is FREE.

If you spend £79.99 or less, your standard delivery charge is £8 per consignment to a single delivery address.

For you guys in the remoter regions of the UK we deliver within 48hrs rather than 24hrs. Our super duper Wool Cool packaging has been tried and tested and guarantees chilled freshness up to 48hrs.

We deliver every Thursday using couriers to the rural postcodes listed below.

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Cut off times for orders are:

1pm on Monday for Thursday deliveries.

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We are currently unable to deliver to the following postcodes: ZE*, HS, PA (Inner Hebrides), KA.

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