Boë 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. Boe Violet Gin was created in 2017: infusing the original Boe Gin with violets creates a light, delicate taste with an unusual colour and aroma. The third expression, Boe Peach & Hibiscus, combines the tanginess and berry-rich flavor of Hibiscus 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. Boe Passion Fruit is terrifically tangy, an ideal sweet treat that pairs perfectly with rich puddings.

Gins in the Boe family:
Boe Gin
Boe Violet Gin
Boe Peach & Hibiscus Gin
Boe Scottish Bramble Gin Liqueur
Boe Spiced Orange Gin
Boe Passion Fruit Gin

Distilled under contract 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 Gin

Where is it from?

What's in it?
Juniper and secret botanicals

What's the damage?
£35 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. With a distiller husband and chef wife, the team of two has become expert in foodie gins, each with an unusual and distinctive combination of ingredients.The Super Premium Gin is a slight departure for the McQueen Gin team as it is a traditional juniper-forward London Dry.

Gins in the McQueen family:
McQueen Super Premium Dry Gin
McQueen Chocolate Mint Gin
McQueen Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin
McQueen Mocha Gin
McQueen Smokey Chilli Gin
McQueen Sweet Citrus Gin
McQueen White Chocolate & Raspberry Gin

Distilled in Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Stirling Gin

Where is it from?

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 under contract in Glasgow, Scotland.

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