Monthly Archives: June 2020
Posted: June 23, 2020|Categories: Scottish Gins
The Cairngorm Gin Company
Launched in 2019 by Jack Smith, Cairngorm Gin was inspired by the land he lives in with his family. Jack was born and raised in the valley of the River Spey, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. His family has lived in the Cairngorms National Park for decades, sharing a love and respect for the outdoors and the flora and fauna that surrounds their home.
From an early age Jack showed a passion for cooking and he followed his father, grandfather and wider family by entering into the hospitality and catering industry. When growing up, Jack showed an interest in sourcing the finest local ingredients to creat culinary masterpieces in the kitchen. He went on to work with number of Michelin-star chefs but he had an overwhelming desire to return to his roots in the Scottish Highlands.
We're heading north this month with our featured gin for our Scottish Gin Club members coming from the Orkney Islands. An area of outstanding beauty, Orkney is made up of around 70 islands, 20 of which are inhabited by approximately 22000 people.
In the Parish of Deerness on the east mainland of Orkney you'll find Deerness Distillery, a small craft distillery owned by Stuart and Adelle Brown. The distillery was built by Stuart and Adelle (with the help of friends and family) in 2017 and it is thought to be the first new distillery of its kind on Orkney since 1885. The distillery produces a range of small batch liqueurs and spirits including our featured Gin of the Month; Scuttled Gin.
Scuttled Gin Key Facts
There is a wide range of whisky bottles out there, but while it leaves whisky lovers spoilt for choice finding the right one can be overwhelming. This is especially true for the uninitiated. If your first experience with a Scottish whisky is to order up a 20-year-old drink, that may likely be the last time you’d do such. Choose your Scotch wisely. It is unlike the regular spirit drink so your choice matters a lot.
What to Look Out for in a Bottle of Scotch Whisky
Even if you’re not a big fan of Scotch whisky, there are countless reasons why you should place your order for at least a bottle. You might want to gift it to a friend or make your home bar look stocked. In order to get your money’s worth, there are a few factors you may want to consider. These include age, alcohol strength, type, and selection process.