Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Bardowie Gin

Where is it from?
East Dunbartonshire

What's in it?
Juniper and locally foraged botanicals

What's the damage?
£38.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
43% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Hazell & Hazell Bardowie Gin was created by husband and wife team Mark and Alison Hazell at their home in Bardowie. Following success with their micro-brewery, founded in 1998, they have used botanicals foraged from around Bardowie Loch in this small batch, London Dry style gin.

Distilled in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Crossbill

Where is it from?
Glasgow

What's in it?
Juniper and Rosehip

What's the damage?
£38 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
43.8% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Crossbill is a handcrafted dry gin produced uniquely with 100% Scottish juniper and rosehip. It is distilled in a copper pot still. The gin takes its name from the Scottish Crossbill, a native bird, which, like its juniper supply, can only be found in the ancient Caledonian pine forests of Scotland. Formerly produced in Aviemore, in 2017 the team moved to a purpose-built facility at Barras Art and Design in Barrowlands, Glasgow, allowing them to expand and increase the volumes of each batch produced.

Distilled in Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland.

Crossbill 200

Where is it from?
Barrowlands, Glasgow

What's in it?
Juniper and rosehip

What's the damage?
£85.00

Is it Strong?
59.8%

What makes it interesting?

On discovering that one of the Crossbill's juniper specimens was over 200 years old (very rare in Scotland), the team brought out a single specimen juniper gin. As a result, the release was extremely limited. The ABV of just under 60% enables maximum flavour penetration with fresh pine and juniper essence. 

This limited edition was distilled in Aviemore, Highlands, Scotland.

Makar Glasgow Gin

Where is it from?
Glasgow

What's in it?
Juniper, rosemary and black peppercorns

What's the damage?
£39.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
43% ABV

What makes it interesting?

It is a new age of distilling for Glasgow with the opening of its first gin distillery in over 100 years, situated at Hillington Business Park. Named Makar Glasgow Gin after the Gaelic word for poet or bard, it is juniper-led and contains rosemary and black peppercorns among its botanicals. 

Distilled in Glasgow, Scotland.

Makar Oak Aged Gin

Where is it from?
Glasgow

What's in it?
Makar Gin, aged

What's the damage?
£35.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
43% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Two limited edition gins, both with a base of Makar Gin. One has been rested in European Oak virgin casks for 10 weeks, giving the gin smoky notes with a peppery finish. The second gin is a Mulberry Aged Gin, where the mulberry wood adds a hint of lemon, thyme and vanilla with a peppery finish. 

Distilled in Glasgow, Scotland.

Makar Old Tom

Where is it from?
Glasgow

What's in it?
Juniper, Angelica, Black Pepper, Liquorice, Coriander, Orange, Lemon, Sweet Almond, and Honey.

What's the damage?
£35.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
43% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Makar Old Tom revives the tradition of the old-fashioned, sweeter style of gin which has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. Perfect for a Tom Collins or Martinez cocktail.

Distilled in Glasgow, Scotland.

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