Persian limes are key in our flavour profile and always remind us of all the amazing people we met in those places
Travelling the world in the oil industry (hence The Nodding Donkey Distillery Company) exposed us to a rich selection of ingredients used in food and drink from a wide range of different cultures. None more so than in Iraq where the local people use Noomi Basra, or Persian Limes, in a vast range of cuisine. From cold sweetened drinks in the heat of summer, to warm teas and coffee laced with Cardamom in the winter; in soups, stews and almost every other meal you have. It’s instantly recognisable with citrus notes and sensational flavour.
Inspired by the revival in what we’ve always thought of as a stunning and versatile spirit, we wanted to make a robust gin with heavy notes of juniper but one which was perfectly balanced by the other botanicals. It’s taken us two years to get this far. We’ve had a lot of fun on the way and we hope you agree that it’s well worth the wait.