About NB Gin
The Company – NB Distillery Limited
Owned and run by husband and wife team, Steve and Viv Muir, their aim was to create a bespoke, traditional style gin which never compromised on quality, flavour or taste. NB Distillery is in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.
The Still, The Ingredients, The Process
Our still is unique. Custom built in London and personally installed in North Berwick by the oldest still makers in the world. The still makers had months of detailed planning to align the design with the gin we wanted to produce.
Only this still can and will ever produce NB Gin. The still combines the very best of new and old – a bespoke pot still with a traditionally handmade copper head, complemented by sensitive and highly accurate, manually operated controls.
100% pure British grain spirit is complemented by our eight carefully selected botanicals – juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, grains of paradise, lemon peel, cassia bark, cardamom and orris root.
A handmade small batch process, of no more than 100 litres at a time ensures that by following the London Dry Gin process, all of the high quality aroma, balance of flavours and longevity of taste are preserved. It is distilled, bottled and labelled in North Berwick.
The Quality, The Taste
Uncompromising quality is at the heart of everything we do. We set out with one clear aim – to create a high quality gin that didn’t compromise in any way. Charles Maxwell at Thames Distillers in London, whose family have been producing gin for more than 300 years, agreed to be part of the final tasting committee. Concluding that we had undoubtedly achieved our aim, he said it was“ a very fine gin that was extremely likeable.”
From our bespoke still, the insistence of the finest botanicals, to the presence of our master distiller at every stage, results in unashamedly, high quality, well balanced gin.
An unmistakable aroma of juniper invites you into the glass. Each botanical of this high quality gin is revealed with startling clarity. A burst of clean citrus is followed by warm earthy notes and a dash of pepper spice is complemented by subtle zests of orange. All are rounded off with a final flourish of juniper.
The Palate is completely aligned with the Nose. Unmistakeable juniper flavours are well balanced with citrus freshness, warm earthy flavours and a pinch of white pepper. An amazing smooth texture fills the mouth finishing with a warming juniper flavour. Extremely persistent but clean, fresh with a wonderful texture. It delivers all the hallmarks of a high quality, subtle and sophisticated gin.
It works either on its own with a block or two of ice, traditionally mixed with a quality tonic or is equally at home in the classic gin martini or the delicious aperitivo, Negroni.