Gin of the Month
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.
This month, our gin club members are tasting the new Glaswegin Original Gin which was launched in December 2018. Since its launch just two months ago, it was been so popular that it is among the most popular gins in our bottleshop.
Glaswegin is a contemporary gin that has been created to celebrate the City of Glasgow.
Despite Glasgow’s history and tradition for innovation, nobody had yet invented a truly Glaswegian gin and when the founder of Glaswegin found himself discussing the irony of Edinburgh Gin appearing in Glasgow bars one too many times, he knew it was time for Glasgow to have a truly overt Glasgow Gin.
The aim was to create a frank, no frills, yet distinctive gin, representative of its namesake.
Our chosen gin of the month for our gin club members this month is the Teasmith. Hailing from Aberdeenshire, Nick and Emma Smalley, the creators of Teasmith Original Gin, were inspired to form a gin that captured the essence of the land and stories that surrounded them. Therefore, they produced Teasmith – the first Scottish gin to use tea as a primary botanical.
The use of hand-pick Ceylon Tea was influenced by the regions largely unknown rich historical links to the tea-trade. James Taylor, a young man from Auchenblae in the North East of Scotland, was known as the 'Father of Ceylon Tea' as he planted the very first tea plantation in Sri Lanka over 150 years ago. It was Taylor who started the process that transformed the island into one of the finest tea-growing regions in the world.
It is only right that in December our gin club members are enjoying a gin that is described by the maker as 'Christmas in a glass'. McLean's Spiced Gin is a seasonal addition to the McLean's range.
Generally only available from November to January (although it's exclusively available year round from us!), the Spiced Gin is an incredibly versatile gin that is as warming as it is refreshing making it ideal to enjoy sitting in front of the fire on a cold winters night.
Capturing the flavours of Christmas, classic botanicals are combined with allspice, spicy ginger, fresh pine, sweet cinnamon and clove to produce an exceptionally warmi