Borders

Crow Man's Gin

Where is it from?
Kelso

What's in it?
Juniper, cinnamon, angelica and secret botanicals.

What's the damage?
£40.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The signature gin from the Kelso Gin Company, the first distillery in The Borders in 180 years. Legend says that The Crow Man was a travelling medicine man who toured the Borders offering the ailing, the weary and the lovelorn 'little brighteners' from his leather gladstone bag. Tales were told of men who were restored and women who were soothed by his special mixes of herbs, spices and secret ingredients. The gin is smooth and creamy as a result of only using the heart of the spirit from the still.

Crow Man's Lovage Gin

Where is it from?
Kelso

What's in it?
Juniper, cinnamon, angelica, lovage, olives and orange zest.

What's the damage?
£40.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The first distillery in The Borders in 180 years, the Kelso Gin Company is keen to reflect the changing nature and seasons of Scottish Borders, using natural and locally foraged ingredients. The Crow Man’s Lovage Gin uses a rare ancient herb to give a fresh mouthfeel, with olives and orange zest for a light Mediterranean touch. Only the heart of the spirit is used in making the gin.

Kelso Elephant Gin

Where is it from?
Kelso

What's in it?
Juniper, cinnamon, spices.

What's the damage?
£40.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The first distillery in The Borders in 180 years, the Kelso Gin Company is keen to reflect the changing nature and seasons of Scottish Borders, using natural and locally foraged ingredients. The Kelso Elephant Gin is inspired by fokelore that an elephant is buried under Kelso Square. The gin is strong on flavour and uses spices gathered from orient, mixed with local ingredients, and works well with ginger ale or tonic. Only the heart of the spirit is used in making the gin. 

Lilliard Gin

Where is it from?
Jedburgh

What's in it?
Juniper, locally foraged botanicals

What's the damage?
£32.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Built in a converted cowshed, the team behind Lilliard Gin is proud to have one of the smallest production stills in the UK. The gin takes its name from legendary Borders figure Lilliard, the heroine of the Battle of Ancrum Moor in 1545 who reputedly fought to avenge the death of her lover at the hands of the English. The battle site, just north of the distillery, is known as Lilliard's Edge. Lilliard Gin is a light floral gin which aims to capture the rich abundance of wild botanicals on the doorstep of the Teviot Valley, highlighting the local flavour palate and Borders terroir. 

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