Home of award winning Gin Bothy, The 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.
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 and fusions. All of which are available to sample and purchase in the Bothy Larder shop and experience in one of our Tasting Rooms at THE BOTHY EXPERIENCE in Glamis.
We are a free attraction where visitors are invited to find out more about our gin story and the Scottish bothy in the Bothy Beginnings and Bothy Tales exhibition rooms.
Our Bothy Larder shop is where visitors can find (and sample!) our full Gin Bothy range and other locally sourced food and gifts.
We are open all year round from 11.00am – 5.00pm on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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 get together or special celebration.
Tastings can be arranged for 2 up to 22 people with bookings made in advance.
A typical tasting includes four of our seasonal Gin Bothy gins and gin liqueurs served with our recommended mixers and garnish. Locally sourced Bothy Board food platters can also be arranged to compliment the gin tasting.
And don't worry if your the designated driver as we have driver packs that you can take away to enjoy your Gin Bothy gin at home!
We request that tastings are booked in advance and are available a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12noon. Evening tastings are also available.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children in our tasting rooms.
Prices start from £20.00 per guest.
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We source as many of our ingredients from local sources as possible – including fruits from local farms, local honey from Perthshire, scots pine from the Scottish Highlands, hibiscus rose from near the Angus coast and we forage for seasonal additions from gorse flower to rosemary, thyme and heather.
We have also created limited edition products, including a Maple flavoured gin and a festive 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, often unremarkable in appearance, but with a truly special place in the story of Scotland’s great outdoors. A traditional home or place of shelter for estate workers or farmhands, the bothy has stood proudly as part of our rural landscape for over 300 years.
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 take refuge in our bothy and feel free to rest your weary limbs, while enjoying the best of Scottish hospitality!