1. Scotland's love affair with gin started in Leith, Edinburgh.
It all began way back in the 1700s when the first bottles of fiery Dutch Jenever were traded into the Port of Leith.
Leith's dockside location allowed for easy access to raw materials and exotic spices, as the Scots traded with the Dutch in exchange for wool and other supplies.
2. Scottish gin accounts for 70% of the UK's overall gin production.
It's true, we really like making gin in Scotland.
In fact, alongside small-batch craft gins, three of the world's best-selling gins: Hendrick's, Gordon's and Tanqueray, are all made here.
3. Gin is made from juniper berries, but juniper is not a berry!
It's actually a seed.
Nearly all of the juniper used in gin-making is picked straight from the wild. During the plague years in the 14th century, doctors wore masks stuffed with juniper and people even began eating and drinking juniper, with the hopes it would fend off infection and disease.
4. Edinburgh Gin love their pot stills - they've named them 'Flora' & 'Caledonia'.
A small-batch distillery spreading the love of gin across the capital, Edinburgh Gin has a selection of delicious spirits on offer.
And, they're not the only gin distillery to give their stills nicknames. The Bruichladdich (makers of The Botanist on Islay) have one called 'Ugly Betty'.
5. Speaking of The Botanist, they make gin using 22 island botanicals.
The name gives it away.
The Botanist - Islay's first and only dry gin - uses a selection of wild plants and herbs from the island to flavour the spirit, from apple mint and gorse flowers to Islay juniper and sweet chamomile.
6. Eden Mill's Golf Gin is influenced by materials used to make wooden golf clubs.
The Eden Mill Distillery has been located on the same site for over 200 years.
The distillery, which also produces whisky and beer, has been recently inspired by its golf-loving home of St Andrews and makes a gin flavoured by hickory wood.
7. Pickering's Gin is produced on the former site of an old animal hospital.
Formerly the Small Animal Hospital of the Dick Vet School, the Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh is now a unique gin-making spot in the capital.
Pop next door to the Royal Dick bar for a refreshing Pickering's and tonic straight from the gin tap.
8. You can go on a weekend gin lovers retreat to a peaceful Scottish island.
In other words, gin paradise.
The Wild Thyme Spirits Co on the Isle of Colonsay offers a fabulous Gin Lovers' Retreat.
The trip departs from Oban for an ultimate weekend escape with an itinerary comprising cocktails, luxury accommodation, special gin tastings and much more.
9. The House of Elrick makes its gin using fresh water from Loch Ness.
Makers of a beautifully crafted gin, the House of Elrick was built at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment in 1720.
It was once visited by Bonnie Prince Charlie, who gifted the Jacobite rose to the estate which now flourishes in the stunning walled garden.