Gin of the Month
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.
Posted: August 16, 2019|
This month our Scottish Gin Club members are enjoying a very special limited edition gin from McLean's Gin. Launched in 2017 from their one bedroom flat in the southside of Glasgow, McLean's Gin have a range of 6 gins which are made by using a cold compund method with has been popular in gin production since the 17th century.
Their seventh gin saw their first venture into distilled gin and Something Clear was launched in June 2019.
With only 352 bottles ever being produced, Something Clear Gin is also the first in the McLean's 'Collectors Edition' series.
Our Gin Club members are enjoying Garden Shed Gin this month. We've been working with the team over at The Garden Shed Drinks Co. since January 2018 as we were the first online shop to stock their gin and we're delighted to finally be featuring theith flagship gin as our gin of the month!
Founded in the autumn of 2017 by friends and Glasgow Warriors team mates Ryan Grant and Ruaridh Jackson along with their wives Maxine & Kirstin, The Garden Shed Drinks Company’s concept was developed around the kitchen table following a visit to a distillery. They wanted to develop a gin that could be created in the garden shed and was inspired by botanicals f
Our featured gin being enjoyed by our Gin Club subscribers this month comes from the north west Highlands - Badachro Gin.
Badachro, a former fishing village, is in one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe. Surrounded by the sea to the north and west, the Torridon mountains to the east and Loch Torridon to the south, the nights are pitch black and the Northern Lights can be seen regularly in the sky. With every corner you turn and every mountain you climb, you'll find another breathtaking view.
Within the village is the Badachro Distillery, owned and run by Gordon and Vanessa Quinn with the help Delilah - a trusty old copper pot still hand beaten in Portugal. Gordon & Vanessa’s ethos is clear and is based on expressing as much as Badachro and surrounding area has to offer in a creative, high quality gin that gives an authentic t
Our Gin Club members will be enjoying LinGin from Linlithgow Distillery in the sunshine this Easter weekend. Find out more about this classic London Dry style gin, the distillery and the folk behind the gin below.
Linlithgow Distillery was established in 2017 by Alyson and Ross Jameson after selling the IT support company they had run for 21 years. The first batch of LinGin was released in January 2018.
The whole ethos behind Linlithgow Gin was to develop a product and brand that the town could be proud of.
The botanicals used have been handpicked
The featured gin this month being enjoyed by our Scottish Gin Club members is Pixel Spirits Devil's Staircase Spiced Gin from North Ballachulish in the north west Highlands.
Founded by husband and wife team, Craig and Noru Innes, the micro distillery has been self-built from scratch (with the help of various family and friends) in the shell of a 17th century A-frame barn which is situated on the grounds of the Loch Leven Hotel in North Ballachulish.