Did you know that 70 percent of gin produced in the UK is actually made north of the border?
It all began way back in the 1700s when the first bottles of fiery Dutch Jenever were traded in the Port of Leith in Edinburgh. Maybe it was the Scottish junipers used in the drink’s creation, but the tipple became so popular that Scottish distilleries soon appeared and began making their own versions.
Scotland has been home to many of the world's best-selling brands such as Gordon’s, Tanqueray and Hendricks for years. But recently, Scottish gin has enjoyed the attention it richly deserves, with a 50 percent spike in producers in the last year alone.
That all adds up to over 50 producers across the country, from Newton Stewart in the south to Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands, in the north. You'll find a superb range of Scottish gins of various styles in our bars and shops, infused with some wonderful natural and locally-sourced organics and botanics.