Stirlingshire

Boe Peach & Hibiscus Gin Liqueur

Where is it from?
Doune, Stirlingshire

What's in it?
Boe Gin, infused with peaches and hibiscus

What's the damage?
£18.50 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
20% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Created in small batches with Boe Superior Gin. The tanginess and berry-rich flavor of Hibiscus combines perfectly with fresh peaches, to give a delightful fruity and flowery aroma and taste. Enjoy with Champagne or Prosecco, in cocktails, with soda or lemonade or over ice.

Distilled in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Boë Superior Gin

Where is it from?
Doune, Stirlingshire

What's in it?
Juniper, coriander, angelica, ginger, orris root, cassia bark, grains of paradise, orange and lemon peel, cardamom seeds, liquorice, almonds and cubeb berry.

What's the damage?
£25 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
41.5% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The distiller claims that in the year 1658, world-renowned Professor Franz de la Boë invented the world’s first gin while searching for a medicinal tonic. It contains 13 rare hand-picked botanicals and spices. Boë is created using the old-fashioned Carterhead still system – which means the botanical vapours go through the liquid instead of being boiled in it.

Distilled in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Boe Violet Gin

Where is it from?
Doune, Stirlingshire

What's in it?
Boe Gin, infused with violets

What's the damage?
£30 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
41.5% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The award-winning Boe Superior Gin is infused with violets to create Boe Violet Gin. The addition of violets creates a stylish gin with a light, delicate taste and beautiful colour and aroma. 

Distilled in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Gilt Single Malt Gin

Where is it from?
Strathleven, Stirlingshire

What's in it?
Juniper, coriander, cardamom, lemon, cassia bark, liquorice, orange, orris root and angelica.

What's the damage?
£30 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Gilt Gin is made by the Scottish company behind the famous Valt Vodka. Distilled in a copper pot still, only 100% malted barley is combined with the water of the River Spey. A secret charcoal filtration process perfects and finishes the 15 bubble plate distillation. Owner Ricky Christie doesn’t drink but uses his sense of smell to produce the London Dry-style gin.

Distilled in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

McQueen Gins

Where is it from?
Callander, Stirlingshire

What's in it?
Juniper, unknown botanicals

What's the damage?
£30 for 50cl

Is it Strong?
42% ABV

What makes it interesting?

McQueen Gin's point of difference is that it does not conform. With the tagline 'true craft gin', the distiller, Dale McQueen, is committed to ensuring no flavour elements are added after the product leaves the still. There is a range of gins, each with an unusual and distinctive combination of ingredients. With a distiller husband and chef wife, the team of two has become experts in foodie gins. The quirky range comprises: Chocolate Mint; Chocolate Orange; Mocha; Smokey Chilli; Sweet Citrus; and Spiced Orange. There is also a Super Premium Dry.

Distilled in Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

McQueen Super Premium Dry Gin

Where is it from?
Callander

What's in it?
Juniper and secret botanicals

What's the damage?
£35 for 50cl

Is it Strong?
42% ABV

What makes it interesting?

This Super Premium Gin is a slight departure for the McQueen Gin team. Their opening point of difference was that they did not conform, developing a range of gins with an unusual and distinctive combination of ingredients. With a distiller husband and chef wife, the team of two has become experts in foodie gins. The others in the range include: Chocolate Mint; Chocolate Orange; Spiced Orange; Mocha; Smokey Chilli; and Sweet Citrus.

Distilled in Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Stirling Gin

Where is it from?
Stirling

What's in it?
Juniper, basil, nettles, angelica root, orange and lemon peel.

What's the damage?
£32.00 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
43% ABV

What makes it interesting?

This gin is a fusion of traditional and local botanicals, including hand-picked Stirlingshire nettles which give the gin a spicy kick. The gin is currently distilled by Glasgow Distillery Company, with imminent plans to relocate to Stirling.

Distilled in Glasgow, Scotland.

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