Handcrafted in small batches in Scotland, Antonine Wall Gin has been created to celebrate a key landmark in Scottish history, the Antonine Wall. The carefully selected botanicals celebrate the Romans influence on the area during their time constructing and living along the wall
The key Scottish botanicals are carob, fig, lime zest, Scottish heather honey & Icelandic moss. When skilfully blended in the correct proportions by a Gin master, these combine perfectly with the other botanicals, making a soft, floral, smooth & creamy taste sensation designed especially for the discerning gin connoisseur.
The distinct floral, chocolatey aroma and creamy after taste comes from the carob, fig & Scottish heather honey combination. Native to the Mediterranean, carob was used by the Romans as a substitute for chocolate. Considered a luxury, it was ground into a ‘coca powder’ as it is naturally sweet and contains no caffeine.
The fig, a member of the mulberry family, was cultivated by the romans as a sweet treat and was highly sought after in roman culture. Renowned for their sweet flavour and high nutritional value, figs were normally only consumed by the upper echelons of Roman society.
A favourite of the Romans who were present in Scotland, and a special treat of the time, was fresh Scottish heather honey. This brings a smoothing floral tone with a Celtic theme to enhance and compliment the key notes of Antonine Wall Gin.