Reviewed by Lindsay Burton
In 2012, co-founder Hamish Martin and his wife Liberty bought a derelict 7.5 acre plot of land on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it was there they laid the roots of The Secret Herb Garden. The couples dream was to create a green space that allowed people to wander freely and enjoy the subtle magic that nature offers. The Secret Herb Garden has over 600 naturally grown and tended varieties of herbs. As a Herbologist, Hamish spent his time experimenting with the botanicals he so lovingly nurtured. It was from this exploration into the botanicals that he discovered something mesmerising; the true magic of nature.
With this knowledge and his past in the drinks industry, Hamish created a range of 100% natural gins, using the botanicals he had grown in his own sacred space. It was never Hamish and Liberty’s intention to create these gins but once they realised the intense flavour of their Lemon Verbena and the beautiful colour of their roses, they were unable to keep this secret to themselves. So, in 2017, they released their range of Secret Garden Gins and now continue to create even more natural products using the botanicals grown in their very own Secret Herb Garden.
This set is the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one or for yourself. This delicious treat allows you to explore the wonders of nature with Secret Garden Gins! The set comes in a lovely gift box and the miniature bottles are securely sealed. The three delicious gins that I got to taste are rooted in nature and reflect the artistry of The Secret Garden Distillery.
Apothecary Rose is a gin that is reminiscent of Summer and also the first flavour I tried. Amazingly subtle yet clearly tasting the rose, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and savoured every sip. Lemon Verbena is naturally zesty in fragrance and accompanied with the lemonade, it turned into a refreshing drink perfect for those who want easing into the world of gin but still want a sweeter flavour. You get the classic taste, followed by a delightful lemon flavour. Elderflower & Jasmine is very fresh and has a perfectly balanced flavour…… my new favourite. I absolutely love the subtle shade of pink, delicate like the flavour, just perfect!
Secret Garden Gins are crafted using 100% natural ingredients. There are no added sugars, artificial colourings, flavourings or additives….just nature distilled.
The botanicals are hand-harvested and dried naturally to ensure the highest quality.
Secret Garden Gins reflect the artistry of The Secret Garden Distillery and the wonders of nature in developing beautifully crafted natural Gins.
Perfect Serve: Best served with light tonic and a garnish of your choice. For a special twist, sprinkle the dried petal garnish on top. Beautiful. Discover the magic of nature today.
You must be at least 18 years old to purchase this product.
Rating: I am definitely a gin lady and give this product 5/5…..I have already perused their website and added a few items on my list for Santa!!
This gift set contains 3 x 5cl 39% ABV bottles and can be purchased from here.