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Kinrara Gin is the newest distillery straight from the Scottish Highlands

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Who knew Scotland’s Cairngorms mountain range would be such a prolific area for gin?

There’s Caorunn, the bestselling premium gin in Scotland dontcha know, the start up Granite North, and now Kinrara Gin is fresh on the scene.

Founded in 2017, the brand new micro distillery launches online orders of their stunningly packaged gin.

With its clear blue skies and crystal clear, reflective water, its handsome bottle captures the awe inspiring view of the mountain range from which Kinrara hails. The juniper-forward dry gin is the first release from the Highland based brand.

Set across an expanse of 12,000 acres, the Kinrara estate is Scottish through and through. Their inaugural gin boasts foraged and locally sourced botanicals: the estate’s own rosehip and rowan berries are gathered to produce the gin.

Expect to sniff out the rosehip, plus fruity and floral notes on the nose. Juniper, of course, comes to the fore to taste with an unexpected long, orange finish. The perfect serve, a nice twist of orange peel, is just the fitting touch this G&T needs.

“This is a hugely exciting time for us at Kinrara,” said cofounder and director of Kinrara, Stuart McMillan.

“The launch sees both the end of the first stage of our journey and the beginning of an exciting future at Kinrara. We are proud to be part of a wonderful and successful industry in Scotland, and look forward to seeing Kinrara earn its place as a unique and individual brand.”

Like many distilleries across Scotland, the brand plans to release its own whisky in some years’ time.

And psst, stay tuned for future releases from the distillery later this year, including some special estate edition gins and rum, to boot.

Kinrara Highland Dry Gin Batch 1 and 2 (70cl, 41.5% ABV) are available for online orders, £42.50


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