Looking for the top gin brands in Scotland? Look no further, we’re at the Royal Highland Show 2016, with our stunning Botanical Garden artisan gin bar. We thought we’d give you a little insight to some of the fantastic gins we’re working with. Drum roll…..
Arbikie gin are the creators of Kirsty’s gin, which is distilled using carefully selected botanicals chosen by the master distiller herself. Kirsty suggests her own take on a gin & tonic, garnished with 6 blueberries and a lemon twist. Just make sure you give it a stir before drinking.
Did you know that Rock Rose gin was first distilled in August 2014? As a relatively new brand to the gin scene, they flavour their gin with a carefully selected combination of local and traditional botanicals, including juniper berries, rhodiola rosea, sea buckthorn and rowan berries, among others!
Have you heard about the famous pink gin? You’ll fall madly in love with Eden Mill’s Love Gin, with it’s fruity and floral botanicals. You’ll taste the soft and sweet ripe berries, then hints of freeze-dried dark fruits. There’s even touches of rhubarb and a floral hint of rose petal water. It’s no wonder it’s a favourite of bartenders around Scotland, as well as gin lovers.
Isle of Harris gin cleverly use botanicals to give clear definition to the flavour of their gin. These botanicals include juniper, coriander, angelica root, orris root, cubebs, bitter orange peel, liquorice and cassia. Their stand out ingredient – sugar kelp – is the key to their gorgeous exquisite coastal notes. Did you know the sugar kelp is hand harvested by local divers from the deep underwater forests of the Outer Hebrides? Wow.
Hand-crafted at the Summerhall distillery, is the multi award winning Pickering’s gin. They’ve fine-tuned the recipe, perfecting their balance of botanicals, which include juniper, coriander, cardamom, angelica root, fennel, star anise, lemon, lime and cloves. A Pickering’s G&T is perfect for all social occasions, especially with a grapefruit garnish.
Strathearn gin is renowned for their unique flavours and use of botanicals. Their heather rose gin is fragrant, floral and light and turns a pretty pale pink colour when topped up with tonic water. Their oaked highland gin is met by whisky. Its smooth oaky flavour is completed with juniper notes, hints of citrus and accented by vanilla. This is great on its own or in a tall glass topped up with fresh orange juice. Yum.
Keep your eyes peeled, there’s more to come!