BrewDog Distilling Co launch LoneWolf Cactus and Lime Gin - here's what it tastes like

This month, BrewDog Distilling Co will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by launching a cactus and lime gin.

Published 4th May 2020
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Available from 5 May, the cactus and lime gin is made from 'grain to glass' in the distillery, which is part of BrewDog's brewery in Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

What does it taste like?

The main botanicals in the new gin are lime and the juice of pressed cactus and Queen of the Night - an elusive fragrant cactus flower that only appears after dark.

The BrewDog team say that "the gin dials up the attitude with spiky citrus notes met with a strong juniper backbone. The cactus delivers waves of watermelon and lychee which riff perfectly next to the zesty lime delivering an oasis of flavour."

Ingredients of the gin include: Scots pine, Tuscan juniper, grapefruit peel, lemon peel, lime, pink peppercorns, orris root, angelica, cardamom, almonds, lavender, coriander, cactus flower and cactus plant.

BrewDog LoneWolf cactus and lime gin (40% ABV) is priced at £26 and available to buy online for home delivery here.

LoneWolf cactus and lime joins the LoneWolf gin family, which includes a London dry gin, the cloudy lemon gin and LoneWolf G&T cans.

The gin is the latest release from the  distilling arm of BrewDog, which announced in March that it would introduce a low ABV, low calorie Shochu to its range.

Named Inugami Shochu, the Eastern spirit has been created by hand in the Far East (of Scotland) – at the distillery’s home in Ellon.

The new spirit is named after the vengeful dog spirits found in Japanese folklore, and the label design is another nod to the Japanese/Scottish crossover as it shows a range of Scottish wild birds.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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