Our gin is called eeNoo, as in "it's time for gin eenoo" (Scots slang for just now)
eeNoo is distilled with Royal Deeside honey. We also add coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice root, orange and lemon peel to give our gin a traditional yet smooth fruity profile. To complete the unique taste of eeNoo we add heather flowers and rosehips and well as berries from Aberdeenshire. This award-winning recipe is complemented perfectly by Deeside Water from an ancient spring in the Cairngorms National Park. eeNoo holds a unanimous blind tasting award from the Global Spirits Masters.
eeNoo – always time for gin
Sweet summer berries, think raspberry ice cream. Very little spirit hit. It is light, refreshing and enticing.
Smooth and refreshing. The raspberries are evident, as is the honey. It gives a real sweet edge to the gin but is balanced perfectly with the juniper and orange peel which come through quite quickly. It is a superb sipping gin. Clean, fresh and not spirituous at all.
Add some tonic and fresh strawberries for a real summer explosion. Or try in a Bramble with Haroosh.
Our label artwork pays tribute to an Inuit called Eenoo who ventured to Aberdeenshire in the 1800s. May his story live on and might you drink a wee toast to his adventurous spirit.
The forgotten tale of an Inuit called Eenoo and his unusual visit to Scotland
In November 1839 Eenoolooapik, or Eenoo, arrived in Aberdeen aboard the whaling ship Neptune. Having joined the vessel at Baffin Island, Canada, Eenoo had expressed a desire to visit Scotland. He spent his time in Aberdeenshire learning western ways and teaching his Inuit skills to the locals which included showing his Qajaq (canoe) skills on the River Dee. In April 1840 Eenoo joined the Bon Accord, a whaling ship returning to Baffin Island. After stops in Greenland he guided the vessel into the Cumberland Sound and was part responsible for its rediscovery by Europeans. Eenoo returned to his homeland in 1840 but died in 1847 leaving a son Angalook.
The full story is too long to attempt to tell here but his travels were documented by Alexander M’Donald and published in “A Narrative of Some Passages in the History of Eenoolooapik”, 1841.