The Scottish isle of Arran is said to be Scotland in miniature.
Set off the Firth of Clyde, its rugged hills, meadows bejeweled in wildflowers and wooded glens make Arran a storybook-like getaway just a ferry trip away from Scotland’s west coast.
And now, like so many parts of Scotland, Arran has its own definitive gin — and that’s news we can only celebrate here at The Gin Kin.
Eagle-eyed gin lovers may have noticed some gorgeous shots of Isle of Arran Gin pop up on social media over the weekend. The bottle is a beauty and a hard one to miss.
Arran Gin comes from two local Arran businesses. Founder Stuart Fraser of The Bay Kitchen & Stores, and George Grassie of Blackwater Bakehouse launched the business last year.
Its “locally sourced and sustainable botanicals” hail from the island. The key local botanicals include sea lettuce, hogweed seed and meadowsweet.
Isle of Arran Gin is now available on the island from The Bay Kitchen and Blackwater Bakehouse, as well as Arran Active and AC Cameron at Blackwaterfoot.
Not Arran based and keen to get your hands on a bottle? Arran Gin’s arrival on the mainland is set for March with UK-wide shipping to come in April. The distillery has already sold half their first batch.
Isle of Arran Gin joins the ranks of recent launches from Scottish islands such as Kintyre Gin and Colonsay Gin. The most well known gins from those parts may be The Botanist from Bruichladdich Distillery and Isle of Harris Gin.
Beautiful photo from our dear friends in Kildonan! …hmm, I wonder if there is a photo competition thingy we can do, featuring our gin bottles in your fave places….? Thanks Littlemill Cottage x
The Isle of Arran is a surprisingly prolific place. You could stock up your entire larder with Arran produced products.
Arran Gin and more spirits from the Scottish isles
- Harris in a bottle — The “social distillery” making a difference to island life
- Our guide to the Scottish gins you want to be giving (and receiving)
- Wild Island wows us over again with their new Sacred Tree Gin
- Crack the code with The Prince of Orkney gin