Meet the Makers


Let Phil the Still help you sense the difference at Persie Distillery

Summer is the time to slow down and relax over a G&T so there is no better time to sample the wares of new kids on the Scottish craft gin scene Persie Distillery. Based at the foot of Glenshee, three aromatic Persie Gin Styles are distilled, bottled and labelled by hand in small batches. Developed […]

Home is where the heart is for Darnley’s Gin

Darnley’s Gin is toasting its “homecoming” with the opening of a new gin distillery and visitor centre at Kingsbarns in the East Neuk of Fife. Gayle Ritchie enjoyed a sneak preview of the new facility. If you paid attention in history classes at school, you may well remember Lord Darnley.   He was the chap […]

New distillery caps remarkable growth for Esker Gin’s Steve and Lynne Duthie

The first independent gin distillery in Aberdeenshire is set to launch in the next few weeks following a five-figure sum investment. Esker Spirits, the parent company behind Esker gin, will open the first independent gin distillery in the Shire following continual increased market demand. Husband and wife team Steve and Lynne Duthie launched their Esker […]

There aren’t any gin makers in our area — so we’re doing it ourselves

A Highland hotel is hoping to start distilling its own gin using plants gathered in the local area. Craig Innes, 32, and his wife Noru, 37, currently stock more than 50 different types of gin at the Loch Leven Hotel in North Ballachulish. But when they discovered there was no gin being produced in the […]

Kirkjuvagr will see Scotland’s gin boom stretch as far as Orkney

A couple from Kirkwall are tapping into the Orkney’s Norse heritage with plans to set up a distillery for making their own brand of gin on the islands. Stephen and Aly Kemp have just applied for planning permission to set up a distillery, visitor centre and shop on a site on Ayre Road in Kirkwall. […]

Porter’s Gin turns back the clock in Aberdeen

Gin is to be distilled in Aberdeen for the first time in more than 100 years. Three young entrepreneurs from the Granite City have spent more than three years experimenting with flavours, temperatures and taste to create Porter’s Gin. Founders Ben Iravani, Josh Rennie and Alex Lawrence have twinned a modern low-temperature distillation technique with […]

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