Wine Enthusiast 95 points - Fresh, delicate fragrance of anise and coriander. This light-bodied, soft gin has a clean, brisk finish with anise and eucalyptus notes. A beautiful small-batch gin.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 86 points - Subtle, earthy aromas emerge first, signaling depth and complexity; well-grounded juniper and citrus, with touches of elderflower and fennel, emerge on a well-rounded palate and a peppery tang. (Mar 2012)
Darnley’s View is a product of a family recipe and captures the moment in 1565 when Mary Queen of Scots spied her future husband, Lord Darnley, through the courtyard window at Wemyss Castle. From this marriage came a prince who later united the thrones of England and Scotland as James VI and Ist. We like to think of Darnley’s son, conceived through a union that began at Wemyss, as a symbol of our desire to combine the best of England and Scottish distilling to create a unique gin.
Darnley’s View is made in the time honored way by redistilling the botanicals with a four times distilled neutral grain spirit in a pot still. The gin is a London Dry Gin so no flavors are added after distillation- only purified water to reduce gin to its bottling strength.