Dumfries & Galloway

BQA Aged Gin

Where is it from?
Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

What's in it?
Juniper and other traditional gin botanicals

What's the damage?
£28 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
46% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel, based in the picturesque market town of Thornhill, has teamed up with fellow local business The Creative Whisky Company - which specialises in exclusive, single cask, single malt whiskies - to produce two house brands: one for whisky and one for gin. One of only the few barrel-aged gins in Scotland, this London Dry style is aged for three months in an oak whisky barrel.

It is not known where this gin is distilled.

Hills & Harbour Gin

Where is it from?
Galloway

What's in it?
Juniper, Noble Fir Pine, bladderwrack seaweed

What's the damage?
£33.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The ethos behind Crafty Distillery is simple: to create tasty spirits from scratch using new technology and locally sourced ingredients. And with Galloway as its home, Hills & Harbour Gin has the perfect larder for its ingredients, surrounded by forests and unspoilt coastline. Ingredients include Noble Fir Pine needles and Bladderwrack seaweed, balanced with nine other botanicals to create a sweet and peppery profile, with hints of forestry, fruits and a subtle scent of the shore. Their limited edition Heir of the Dog Gin was created for Prince Harry's Royal Wedding in May 2018 - with hints of ginger in the profile.

Gins in the Crafty Distillery family:
Hills & Harbour Gin
Heir of the Dog Gin 

Distilled in Galloway, Scotland.

Oro Gin

Where is it from?
Dalton, Dumfreisshire

What's in it?
Juniper, coriander, orris root, lemon and orange peel, cassia bark, cardamom, pink peppercorns and lemongrass

What's the damage?
£38.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
43% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Dalton distillery was set up to create gin which is based on a scientific understanding of how different flavour compounds work and interact with each other. The result is Oro; a classical style Scottish Dry Gin, starting with robust notes of juniper with a zingy citrus body and dry finish. The team has also produced Oro V; a modern style of gin where the juniper is tempered by lavender. The distillery offers tastings and tours and is available for private bookings. 

Gins in the Dalton Distillery family:
Oro Gin
Oro V Gin

Distilled in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. 

Solway Classic Gin

Where is it from?
Solway Firth

What's in it?
Juniper, coriander, orris root, angelica, orange peel and liquorice root.

What's the damage?
£28.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Solway Spirits is a micro distillery which uses British suppliers. With their rectification column they produce only fifty bottles per batch, each bottled and labelled by hand. Solway Classic Gin pays homage to the Old Tom style of gin, with a slightly sweeter profile, while the Dry Gin is in the style of a London Dry. The taste builds with citrus and finishes with piney juniper. The team also produces liqueurs at 28% vol using traditional methods: first they take the finest spirits, then forage the local hedgerows for the best quality fruit to make their three styles.

Gins in the Solway Spirits family:
Solway Classic Gin
Solway Dry Gin
Solway Sloe Gin
Solway Raspberry Ripple Gin
Solway Citrus Gin
Solway Rhubarb Crumble Gin 

Distilled in Cummertrees, Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

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