Lynne MacKay took advantage of an exceptionally long, cold winter to perfect Ironworks’ gin, tinkering with ingredients on a small scale before settling on a final blend. Weaving local plants with traditional gin botanicals, she has produced a lyrical but resolutely Nova Scotian take on classic London Dry gin. Coriander, angelica and orris (the violet-scented dried root of the bearded and sweet iris), form the herbal base notes. Maritime additions include Nova Scotia juniper berries foraged near Peggy’s Cove, hand-picked local rose hips, and a light infusion of balsam fir bud eau de vie. Light and delicious, this forest-floral balance is perfect for your martini or G & T. Break out the good tonic water!
“Gold Medal”, 92 points, 2017 World Spirits Award