Beinn an Tuirc Distillery takes its name from Kintyre’s highest peak, which translates as ‘hill of the wild boar’. It is home to a 99kw hydro-electricity scheme which powers the 230-litre still, located in the estate’s former piggery. The team is committed to creating a gin which reduces the impact on the environment, so for every case of Kintyre Gin sold they pledge to plant a tree in their dedicated woodland. In addition to its environmental credentials, the distillery has pledged to use a percentage of profits for community projects and local business start-ups to encourage innovation. The gin has earthy and spicy characteristics, a floral aroma and depth of flavour.