Perthshire

Foragin

Where is it from?
Perth, Perthshire

What's in it?
Juniper, sweet cicely, lemon balm, sorrel and nettles.

What's the damage?
£30.00 for 50cl

Is it Strong?
43% ABV

What makes it interesting?

The brainchild of the chef/owner of North Port restaurant in Perth, Foragin is disilled using hand-picked botanicals from the banks of the River Tay in Perth. Since launch, diners at the restaurant have stopped drinking the other gins on the shelf! Distilled in Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland.

The gin is distilled in Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland.

Persie Zesty Citrus Gin

Where is it from?
Glenshee, Perthshire

What's in it?
Juniper, limes, oranges.

What's the damage?
£29.00 for 50cl

Is it Strong?
42% ABV

What makes it interesting?

Persie is an aromatic gin brand created by the man behind the world's first touring gin club, Gin Club Scotland. Armed with feedbck from over 3,000 people, the gins focus on the profiles most popular at tastings: fruity, savoury and sweet. Based on the theory that 75% of flavour is down to your sense of smell, each gin is made using carefully chosen botanicals to evoke an emotive and comforting scent. The Zesty Citrus is a burst of limes and blood oranges on the nose, with a sharp citrus cut-through and long, zingy finish. The Herby & Aromatic Gin smells of fragrant herb gardens with top notes of rosemary, and on the palate it is savoury with gentle spices, and a rich, olive oil mouthfeel. The Sweet & Nutty Old Tom is vanilla ice cream and butterscotch on the nose, with a creamy, full-bodied palate and nutty gingerbread finish. There is also a limited edition Dog Days gin, built for summer G&Ts with top notes of citrus and a spicy kick.

Gins in the Persie family:
Persie Zesty Citrus Gin
Persie Herby & Aromatic Gin
Persie Sweet & Nutty Old Tom Gin
Persie Dog Days Gin

Distilled in Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland.

Strathearn Classic Gin

Where is it from?
Methven, Perthshire

What's in it?
Juniper with citrus botanicals and spices

What's the damage?
£33 for 70cl

Is it Strong?
40% ABV

What makes it interesting?

From Strathearn Distillery, at present Scotland's smallest whisky distillery, the Classic Gin is a new-style citrus gin based on the Old London Gin Standard. With its added elements of zest, herbs and spices, it lies somewhere between the Southern Mediterranean with its Italian lemons and Spanish grapefruit, and much further East as you detect kaffir lime leaves and star anise. It has a full and citrus palate, and is recommended with a wedge of grapefruit garnish. Their Citrus gin ramps up the fruity element. The Heather Rose Gin is a combination of rose and heather with very light fruity notes of honey combined with slight notes of lavender. The colour reflects the fields of heather on Scottish hillsides and the addition of tonic changes the colour to a light pink. Their Juniper Gin is produced using two stills: one 500l and one 50l; this double distillation creates a full-bodied yet balanced juniper-led gin. Oaked Highland Gin is described as when whisky meets gin; smooth with a hint of oak. It is accented by vanilla and a subtle smokiness. The Strathearn Homecoming Gin is a limited edition celebrating the 2014 Year of Homecoming in Scotland. Their full range of gins are also available in 'Distillery Strength' at 60.5%.

Gins in the Strathearn family:
Strathearn Classic Gin
Strathearn Citrus Gin
Strathearn Heather Rose Gin
Strathearn Oaked Highland Gin 
Strathearn Juniper Gin
Strathearn Homecoming Gin
Strathearn Classic Distillery Strength Gin
Strathearn Citrus Distillery Strength Gin
Strathearn Heather Rose Distillery Strength Gin
Strathearn Oaked Highland Distillery Strength Gin 
Strathearn Juniper Distillery Strength Gin

Distilled in Methven, Perthshire, Scotland.

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