Our Limousin Dry Gin

Deliciously refreshing and complex, our flagship French Gin is packed with vapour infused flavours and aromas of sixteen exotic and locally grown botanicals, carefully selected by Messrs Ellis & Long from producers both nearby and further afield.

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Limousin Dry Gin, French Gin by Ellis & Long

About Ellis & Long

Two English idiots distilling world class Gin, in rural France.

One drunken night in a local bar, two idiots had a conversation that went a little like this.

"Let's make some Gin."

"OK"

And Ellis & Long was born.

Limousin Dry Gin, French Gin by Ellis & Long

E&L Limousin Dry Gin Botanicals

In order to preserve all of the delicate flavours and aromatic compounds of these precious botanicals in our gin, we choose to vapour infuse rather than macerate. Below is a list of botanicals used in our gin.

The Hallowed Trinity...

Three important botanicals that are present in all of our Gins and that are represented
by the three dots on the Ellis & Long Logo.

Juniper

Juniper, the primary and obligatory botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry Gin

Juniper berries are actually a small pine cone not a berry at all. They are used as the primary and obligatory flavoring in Gin and responsible for Gin's name, which is a shortening of the Dutch word for Juniper, Genever. Riveting.

Coriander Seed

Coriander Seed, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry Gin

Coriander (seeds, not the leaves as that would be insane) plays a central role in the Gin world and is the second most used botanical after Juniper. It is actually quite rare to find a Gin recipe that doesn’t contain Coriander seeds. The seeds have a complex flavour once distilled, all at once citrusy, nutty and a little spicy.

Angelica Root

Angelica root, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry Gin

The root of Angelica is the part most commonly used in Gin production, though there are some Gins that use the flower or the seeds instead. Once distilled, Angelica has an earthy flavour. It’s a little bitter and reminiscent of Wormwood.

Additional Ellis & Long Gin Botanicals

In addition to our hallowed trinity above, our Limousin Dry Gin is also vapour infused with the following...

Cardamom

Cardamom, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Cardamom has a strong, unique taste with an intensely aromatic and resinous fragrance. Green Cardamom is one of the more expensive spices by weight, but little is needed to impart flavor. It is best stored in the pod, as exposed or ground seeds quickly lose their character. Often annoyingly bitten into in Pilau rice.

Cinnamon Bark

Cassia Bark, cinnamon, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Cinnamon is the bark taken from a variety of trees, slightly more expensive yet not as posh sounding as the more commonly found Cassia. Cinnamon can impart a slightly sweeter flavour, however the two are often interchanged unnoticeably.

Fennel Seed

Fennel Seed, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Fennel seeds are a highly aromatic and distinctive ingredient. Aniseed in character, used in very small quantity to impart the desired twist to our flavour profile. The Fennel plant is a member of the Carrot family... Fascinating... Zzzzzz...

Licorice Root

Licorice Root, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Ugly looking, expensive sticks that can be sharpened in a pencil sharpener... for no reason. Chewy and a little sweet, Licorice Root is sometimes regarded as an excellent alternative to Flouride toothpaste. Nice in our Gin though.

Grains of Paradise

Grains of Paradise, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Posh Pepper with a surprising kick of heat and intense flavour. Due to this intensity, we don't use much. This has nothing to do with it being bloody expensive... Nope. Nothing at all.

Allspice Berries...

Allspice, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Allspice or Pimenta is a dried berry thought to combine the flavour of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves - hence the name... Often found being massively overused in powder form during the festive season.

Hazelnut

Hazelnut, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Foraged in the local forests by our highly trained team of gatherer elves, but mostly just stolen from the gardens of people local to the E&L Distillery.

Lavender Flowers

Lavender Flowers, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Ahhhh Lavender, the instantly recognizable smell of the elderly. Our Lavender is harvested from Provençale Lavender bushes growing in the distillery gardens.

Vanilla Pod

Vanilla Pod, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Vanilla is derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla. Commonly found in ice cream.

Ginger Root

Ginger root, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Ginger is one of the first spices exported from the Orient to Europe. The rhizome, called Ginger Root or simply Ginger, is commonly used as a spice and in folk medicine. It's hot and sweet and doesn't get picked on at school.

Orange & Lemon Zest

Orange and Lemon Zest, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

At Ellis & Long we source only the finest Sicilian Lemons and Spanish Oranges. The fresh fruit are carefully peeled and have the bitter pith removed (a process called taking the pith) before we vapour infuse them into our Limousin Dry Gin.

Grapefruit Zest

Grapefruit Zest, botanical in Ellis & Long Limousin Dry, French Gin

Finally, the last one... We prefer a variety of Grapefruit called Israel Red that is also freshly peeled and de-pithed before use. Our preferred serve of a classic Gin & Tonic is over ice with a twist of this Grapefruit zest.

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