An online survey of Scotland’s gin lovers has revealed that Isle of Harris Gin is the nation’s favourite Scottish gin for the second year in a row. The consumer survey is run by The Scottish Gin Society, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes and celebrates the Scottish gin industry.
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The voting public overwhelmingly selected Isle of Harris as the top Scottish gin with 21% of the votes. Self-described as ‘The Social Distillery’, Isle of Harris Gin is only available directly from the island distillery in order to support local jobs and the island economy.
After receiving 1 in 5 of the votes cast, this unique distillery ethos has clearly captured the imagination of gin lovers across Scotland and built impressive customer loyalty for this award-winning brand.
Simon Erlanger, MD, Isle of Harris Distillers commented: “Everyone at the Isle of Harris Distillery is really excited to hear that our Isle of Harris gin has been voted the nation’s favourite in The Scottish Gin Society’s survey for the second year in a row. ”
The Scottish Gin Society’s survey also asked consumers what they prefer to drink with their gin.
Unsurprisingly, nearly 50% of respondents voted for tonic as their favourite mixer, with a further 21% specifying a diet tonic and 13% selecting a flavoured tonic. With an impressive 65% share of the vote, the nation’s runaway favourite tonic brand is Fever Tree.
The Scottish Gin Society’s A-Z of Scottish gins now lists 139 separate gins from nearly 70 separate distilleries. It is estimated that some 70-80% of UK produced gin comes from Scotland.
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