Monthly Archives: November 2019
Posted: November 15, 2019|Categories: Gin of the Month
It's the middle of the month which only means one thing...it's delivery day for our Scottish Gin Club members!
This month our members will be enjoying Mackintosh Scottish Gin - a classic London Dry gin from Angus that picked up the Silver Medal at the Scottish Gin Awards last month.
Launched in late 2018 by James & Deborah Mackintosh, Mackintosh Gin is a family affair with James and Deborah’s three daughters all being part of the brand and development.
James & Deborah had the idea to create a gin after visiting several gin festivals, masterclasses and tasting events and purchasing around 50 different bottles of gin along the way! T
Posted: November 05, 2019|Categories: Scottish Craft Drinks
Gin & Tonic go together like salt & pepper or bread & butter. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that with the growing number of Scottish gins hitting the market in recent years we’ve also seen the emergence of Scottish tonic waters.
Much like the introduction of gin into the United Kingdom, the credit must go to the military for the development of tonic water. A key ingredient in most tonic waters is quinine which is derived from the bark of the cinchona tree. Distinctively bitter, quinine was prescribed to control the risk of malaria. In order to improve the taste of the bitter medicine, it was mixed with soda water, sugar and, crucially, gin. So, the refreshingly delicious drink we know today was originally invented for medicinal purposes!
Find out more below about Scotland’s take on the world’s favourite partner for gin.