Gin of the Month
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
The featured gin in our Scottish Gin Club this month is Crag & Tail Gin. Find out everything you need to know about Crag & Tail Gin and perfect serve ideas below.
Crag & Tail Key Facts
Location: Based in Perth, Distilled in Arbroath
Launched: August 2018
Crag & Tail comes from the team behind Huffman's, the premium drinks distributor. With experience of the drinks industry, Ramone Robertson and Gregor Maclean launched Huffman's in the summer of 2016 and focus on supplying craft drinks to bars, resta
The featured gin in our Scottish Gin Club this month is Gorse Gin from the Isle of Bute Gin Co. Find out more about their history as well as the Gorse expression and perfect serve ideas below.
Isle of Bute Gin Co.
The Isle of Bute is a picturesque island located off of Scotland’s West Coast and is the inspiration behind the range of gins from the Isle of Bute Gin Co.
Shortly after the first batch of gin was distilled in 2018, production had to relocate to a shared premises in Glasgow in order to meet production needs. While production was based in Glasgow, regular trips were made across to Bute to forage for the botanicals. However,
Posted: March 17, 2020|
This month our Gin of the Month for our Scottish Gin Club members is one of our all time favourites. Find out more about Kinrara Dry Gin and the highland distillery below.
Based in a 250 year old converted farm steading, Kinrara’s highland distillery is nestled in 12,000 acres of Cairngorm National Park, just outside Aviemore.
The centuries old Cairngorm estate was founded by Lady Jane Gordon, beautiful socialite and co-creator of the famous Gordon Highlande
Posted: February 13, 2020|
It's Valentine's weekend and our Scottish Gin Club members are enjoying our special Valentine's box which contains Achroous Gin from Electric Spirit Co., Love Tonic and our exclusive Fig & Black Pepper Caramel heart-shaped chocolates.
Find out more about the brands featured in our Scottish Gin Club box below.
Electric Spirits Co.
Launched in 2015 by James Porteous, the distillery is based in the Tower Street Stillhouse and sits just a few yards away from the Port of Leith basin. In addition to their flagship gin; Achroous, James works with a number of bar & restaurant owners and event planners to create bespoke, limited edition liquids that combine both craft and flavour.
Posted: January 14, 2020|
We are delighted to introduce Inshriach Original Speyside Gin - the first featured gin of the new decade in our Scottish Gin Club! Find out more about the gin and the amazing story behind it below.
Led by Master Distiller Walter Micklethwait, Inshriach Distillery is situated in the picturesque Inshriach Estate in the Highlands of Scotland. The 200 acre estate is bordered by the River Spey to the north and the foothills of the Cairngorms to the south.
Posted: December 13, 2019|
The final gin to be featured in our Scottish Gin Club this year is Biggar Original Recipe Gin. We chose to feature Biggar during a winter month as we find it makes a mean gin and ginger ale (G&G) which is perfect for a cosy night in front of the fire! Find out more about the gin and the people behind it below.
The Biggar Gin Co.
Launched in spring 2018 by brothers Stuart and Euan McVicar, Biggar Gin is located at the bottom of Tinto Hill on the outskirts of Biggar in South Lanarkshire. After growing up in the town both brothers moved away from Biggar for education and work but have slowly migrated back to settle down.
Posted: November 15, 2019|
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: October 15, 2019|
This month our Scottish Gin Club members are enjoying one of Glasgow's best gins. Crossbill HIghland Dry Gin is distilled in the iconic Barras, just to the east of the city centre.
The Distillery & Gin School
Crossbill started life in the Scottish Highlands when the founder Jonathan was captivated by the idea of reviving Scotland’s juniper production. In 2017 the distilling site was moved to Glasgow and is based in Barras Art and Design (BAaD) in the heart of Glasgow’s east end. The move allowed Crossbill to significantly increase production to meet demand.
Following the success of the Hatchery Gin School, where you can learn about the gin mak
Posted: September 14, 2019|
Our chosen gin of the month for the gin club members this month is the newly launched Drookit Piper Gin from Pixel Spirits.
Given the weather we've experienced this summer, it only seemed right that to mark the end of summer we featured a gin that takes its name from the Scots word 'Drookit' which means absolutely soaked or drenched, a fairly regular occurrence in the area of Scotland where the distillery is based!
The Pixel Spirits distillery is based in the grounds of the scenic Loch Leven Hotel in North Ballachulish in the north west highlands. Craig and Noru Innes, a husband and wife team, converted a barn into their micro-distillery which houses Orsetta (meaning Little Bear), the i-still that helps Craig produce the tasty liquids in batches of less than 100 bottles. Craig and Noru have recently converted another outbuilding to house the Pixel Spirits Gin School where you can create your own bottle of gin.