Home of award winning Gin Bothy, The Gin Bothy Experience is nestled in the historic Angus village of Glamis and on the doorstep of Glamis Castle. The Bothy Experience is where Scottish bothy traditions and culture meet tasting and retail. Just like a Bothy we are FREE to visit! We are open all year round from 11.00am – 5.00pm, Thursday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays). Our visitor centre includes our Bothy Larder shop, outdoor seating with hot and cold drinks and snacks served, Gin Tastings and exhibition rooms.
Back in 2013, Gin Bothy founder, Kim Cameron, was busy making traditional home-made jams using locally-sourced fruits and berries and so her Jam Bothy business near Kirriemuir grew. It was also producing ever-larger volumes of fruit juices left over from the jam-making process. Rather than have it go to waste, Kim looked for a way to make good use of this resource. Her mum suggested mixing the juices with gin. Some mother’s wisdom led to new opportunities in the world of Mother’s Ruin, and the Jam Bothy became the Gin Bothy!
Today, the Gin Bothy produces a range of full-strength spirits, fruit liqueurs, fusions and spiced rum. All of which are available to sample and purchase in the Bothy Larder shop and experience in one of our Tasting Rooms at THE GIN BOTHY EXPERIENCE in Glamis.
Just like a Bothy we are FREE to visit!
We are open all year round from 11.00am – 5.00pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (and Bank Holiday Mondays).
We are proud to support Scottish producers with a range of carefully selected goods, as well as our full range of Gin Bothy gins and Rum Bothy, available in our Bothy Larder shop.
Visitors will love our range of hot and cold drinks, gin cocktails and delicious Bothy Platters and baked treats, which can be enjoyed in our welcoming outdoor courtyard area (no booking required). Tables can be booked online in our Byre and Stable Tasting Rooms for visitors to enjoy food and *drink on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12.00pm and 2.30pm - www.ginbothy.co.uk/pages/book-now. .
Visitors are also welcome to enjoy our two visitor rooms with video presentations; Bothy Beginnings, which takes you through our Gin Bothy journey, while our Bothy Tales rooms tells the story of Scottish Bothies.
Children are welcome in our public areas (i.e. our visitor rooms, shop and outdoor courtyard). We are also dog friendly, with dogs welcome in our our outdoor public areas and we have a dog water station.
We are accessible, with our shop, visitor rooms, accessible toilet and tasting rooms all on the ground floor. Visitors can also be dropped off at the entrance to our courtyard area.
EXPERIENCE OUR AWARD WINING GIN
Gin tastings can also be enjoyed in our atmospheric Byre & Stable Tasting Rooms. The tasting rooms provide a unique setting for a friends and family get together or to celebrate a special occasion.
**Tastings can be arranged for 2 up to 22 people with bookings made in advance.
A typical tasting includes three of our most popular Gin Bothy gins and gin liqueurs, served with our recommended mixers and garnish. Locally sourced Bothy Platters can also be arranged to compliment the gin tasting. And don't worry if you are the designated driver as we have driver packs that you can take away to enjoy your Gin Bothy gin at home!
Tastings last approximately 60 minutes and are carried out via an informative and entertaining video presentation. Guests will also receive a beautifully illustrated tasting mat to help guide them through their gin experience. Our Gin Bothy team will be on hand to answer any questions and assist guests when required.
Tastings start from £15.00 per guest and Bothy Platters range from £6.00 - £12.00 each.
We request that tastings are booked in advance and are **available on Saturdays and selected Fridays and Sundays at 12.00pm and 3.00pm. Private tastings can be booked on request. Gin Tastings and Bothy Platters can be booked online - www.ginbothy.co.uk/pages/book-now.
**Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our tasting room capacity is reduced, and bookings can currently be made for a maximum of 10 people from four households. Please note our online bookings are limited to a maximim of 4 people to allow us to manage our capacity and ensure we do not become overbooked. Should your group numbers be more than 4 please contact us directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tastings are available for guests aged 18 years or older. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate children or dogs in our tasting rooms.
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We source as many of our ingredients as possible from local sources, such as fruits from local farms, honey from Perthshire, scots pine from the Scottish Highlands, hibiscus rose from near the Angus coast, and seasonal additions such as gorse flower, rosemary, thyme, and heather.
We have also created interesting fusion gins, including our Gingerbread liqueur that combines Kirriemuir’s famous gingerbread and its equally famous gin!
All our products are presented in our distinctive square bottle – strong and solid, like the bothy itself. They are poured, sealed and labelled – all by hand – ready for you to enjoy.
WHAT IS A BOTHY?
The bothy: an old stone building with an unremarkable appearance but a truly unique place in the story of Scotland's great outdoors. Bothies were traditionally used as a home or shelter for estate workers or farmhands, and they have proudly stood as part of our rural landscape for over 300 years.
They are also a simple place of refuge for walkers and adventurers when the clouds gather, darkness sets in or weary limbs demand a rest. They are more than places of sanctuary; they are an evocative reminder of Scotland’s rural heritage and traditions.So please come to our bothy and rest your weary limbs while enjoying the best of Scottish hospitality!