Kintyre Gin is here and we are delighted to introduce it to you!
With every month that passes a new gin is presented to the market and with the continued growth of this product we can’t see any reason why this would slow down any time soon.
Naturally this makes it challenging for us to decide which ones will make the cut and adorn our gantry.
“Beinn An Tuirc”, which translates as “Hill of the Wild Boar” is a sustainable distillery on the Kintyre Peninsula and they are producing one of the finest gins we have tasted in a while.
It has all the usual botanicals, specially selected to reflect their unique coast, pasture and woodland environment. This with the addition of two exclusive and locally sourced botanicals of Islandic moss and sheep sorrel make for a fantastically smooth and easy drinking gin.
Our preferred serve is with a sprig of mint and naturally light Fevertree tonic or simply have this on the rocks, it’s that good!
What we also love about this gin is the family ethos behind its creation and their commitment to going “green”.
The gin is made in relatively small batches, each coming with its own name and number. It is hand crafted by a small team with recycled materials used whenever possible. The electricity that powers the distillery comes from their very own “hydroelectric plant” which draws water from a Victorian spring on top of the hill, this is also used in the production of the gin and the quality of water could not be “bought”. For every case of gin that produce they plant a tree on the estate to reduce any environmental effect that their operation may have made. Finally they pledge to put a percentage of their profits in to local community projects and for helping new businesses start up in their area!
All this from a little distillery which is found on the Torrisdale Castle Estate which lies 26 miles due West of the hotel as the “crow flies”.
For more information visit: http://www.kintyregin.com/.