Tag: Scottish gin

Gin review: Inshriach Gin 43%

Inshriach gin is made in a shed, but not just any shed, the shed that houses the Inshriach distillery won shed of the year in 2015. Sheds are good, and out of them can come fantastic things including gin. The shed in question is deep in the Cairngorms on the Inshiriach estate where Walter Micklethwaite …

Gin Review: Loch Ness Gin 43.3% ABV

There are three things we like about Loch Ness gin. The first is that it shows the fantastic things that a couple can achieve. It is made by a wife and husband team Lorien and Kevin Cameron-Ross, with said husband spending his days off hand-picking juniper. Passion and commitment, what more can we say, they …

Gin review: Isle of Harris 45% abv

Our bar manager Jamie makes an annual trip to the Edinburgh festival, and this year he stumbled across a distinctive gin made by a new Scottish social distillery on the Isle of Harris. He came back singing its praises and since Jamie knows his onions, we decided to seek it out. Isle of Harris Gin …

Gin review: Shetland Reel 43% ABV

Scotland is becoming a powerhouse of gin, one of the latest additions being Shetland Reel, a small batch gin produced in the most northerly inhabited Island in the UK, Unst in Shetland. The gin uses 8 botanicals including locally grown apple mint, so how does it fare with its juniper brethren? On the nose there …

Gin Review: Makar Glasgow gin

There’s a lot going on in Scotland at the moment with gin… good news we say! We came across Makar Glasgow gin a couple of months ago and we’re very glad we did. Using just 7 botanicals alongside juniper this gin is quite hard to categorize. We would describe it as dry, heavy floral, savoury …