Facing Lockdown with Fidra Gin*

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I’m not the world’s biggest drinker, but I might be the pickiest. Over the years I’ve matured slightly, leaving behind the sugary cocktails of a few years back, and replacing them with a crisp G&T, served icy cold with a wedge of lime. Of course, when you don’t have a million and one ingredients in a drink, what’s in there matters, which is exactly where Fidra Gin comes in.

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Inspired by Scotland’s dramatic coastal landscape, Fidra is a relatively new offering, after being launched back in 2018. Inspired by the East Lothian coastline, the gin is flavoured with lemon thyme and thyme grown in the dreamy surroundings of Archerfield Walled Garden (you can read about my stay here) as well as hand-foraged sea buckthorn and rosehip, Fidra truly is a taste of the Eastern coastline.DSC_0890

With a slightly salty tang, it’s a wonderful treat to enjoy in all the good weather we’ve been having. Sipped with super cold tonic and a wedge or two of lime in the sunshine, it’s a real treat. It’s the perfect way to relax and unwind, and I’ve been loving savouring one whilst reading a good book.

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Not only is Fidra Gin absolutely delicious, but I’m more than a little obsessed with how beautiful it is too. The bottle is thinner, and more elegant than your regular gin, and the label feels like something out of a history book, with the island of Fidra mapped out, complete with iconic lighthouse underneath.

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Truly a gin to relish, Fidra has earned a place on my most-loved shelf, and it feels so special that it’s inspired by somewhere as beautiful as the East Lothian coastline.

Fidra Gin is priced at £39 and is available here

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