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Gin Month: 10 Scottish gins to try this June
We’ve dedicated the entire month of June to celebrating our favourite tipple; glorious gin.
As well as exclusive “Meet the Maker” events with Old Curiosity on 15th June and Eden Mill on 29th June, we’ll be serving up free samples and takeaway gin cocktail recipes every weekend this month, as well as showcasing a selection of our favourite hand-picked gins, all created right here in Scotland.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in store…
This multi-award winning gin brand keeps delighting us with delicious new flavours – we love their classic gin, but be sure to try the Rhubarb & Ginger or Elderflower Liqueurs too… heaven!
Edinburgh Gin, from £22.95
Inspired by the stunning East Lothian coastline and landscape, this new tipple isn’t just a pretty bottle…
Heady botanicals including sea buckthorn, elderflower and lemon thyme handpicked from the local sand dunes make this a pure and fragrant gin with a slightly salty tang of the sea.
Fidra Gin, £49
You can’t beat a classic, and Scotland’s first single-site distillery and brewery (based in St. Andrews) remains one of our absolute favourites.
We especially enjoy their ‘Love Gin’ which has a beautiful light blush tint – enjoy yours with frozen berries and elderflower tonic.
Eden Mill Gin, £35
Hills and Harbour
Made tasty by the forests and coastlines of Galloway, “Hills and Harbour” is a smooth and vibrant gin incorporating Noble Fir needles and Bladderwrack seaweed from this special corner of Scotland.
The Old Curiosity Distillery
Based only a few miles from Restoration Yard at The Secret Herb Garden, all the herbs in this gin are grown, picked, dried and infused on site so you can be rest assured your favourite tipple is 100% natural.
What’s more, each flavour changes colour when tonic is added!
Old Curiosity Gin, from £7
This gin not only tastes incredible, but all profits go towards a fantastic cause too.
A collaboration between Burleighs Gin and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, the gin has been crafted alongside Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir and all profits go directly to the Foundation, helping to fund vital research into Motor Neuron Disease.
Doddie’5 Gin, £42.50
Our next gin takes us to the Scottish Borders where ingredients are found and foraged, then handcrafted in a tiny copper still.
The result is a light gin with a complex floral palette, reflecting the local landscape and the abundant natural resources of the Southern Scottish Valleys.
Lilliard Gin, from £33.50
This lovely award-winning gin is a true reflection of the Orkney Islands’ ever-changing seascape, offering a sensory journey through warm spices, hints of citrus and – of course – juniper.
Deerness Distillery Gin, from £41.95
Islay is the Hebridean home of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, sitting on the very edge of the Scottish west coast in the teeth of the Atlantic weather systems.
Twenty-two island botanicals are hand-picked locally and sustainably by an in-house forager to create this super smooth gin.
The Botanist Gin, £42.95
Restoration Yard Gin
And last but certainly not least, did you know we have our very own gin here at Restoration Yard? Distilled especially for us by The Secret Garden, “Apothecary Rose” is a romantic gin, subtle and naturally floral in flavour.
Best of all? It changes colour when you add tonic!
Restoration Yard Apothecary Rose Gin, £35