Multi award winning Scottish gin produced locally in Aberdeenshire’s first gin distillery on Royal Deeside. Esker is a premium spirit of unequivocal provenance. A classic but full-flavoured gin.
Founded in 2015, Esker was established to embrace innovation and produce spirits that deliver a real taste experience to the consumer, starting with a gin that is complemented by mixers and garnish, not defined by them.
The distillery is based on the Kincardine Estate, Royal Deeside and the gin is produced in copper stills using over a dozen botanicals, including heather, citrus and spice.
Esker have changed the thinking behind the flavours and using silver birch sap, a feature of Royal Deeside, challenged the traditional botanicals and gin recipes. As it stands, they are the only Scottish gin to use birch sap.
Esker received huge success in 2017, winning five prestigious awards including an IWSC Gold and Silver Medal, a 2 star (outstanding) Great Taste Award, Gin of the Year and a Gold Medal in the Scottish Field Gin Challenge. 2018 has been another record year, winning a Gold and Silver Medal at the IWSC Awards, two Great Taste Awards, a Silver Medal at The Gin Masters and a Bronze Medal at the London Spirits Competition.
2017 also saw the launch of Esker’s Honey Spiced Gin.