Arcturus Torridon Gin draws its name from a first-magnitude star in the constellation of Boötes, which is amongst the brightest stars that can be seen from Earth and is related to the stag and the rising of the star Arcturus.
The Torridon is a 5 star hotel and resort set in 58 acres of Scottish parkland at the end of the magnificent sea loch, Upper Loch Torridon. The team noticed there was no specific gin from Torridon despite a rich bounty of wild botanicals growing nearby.
Having foraged for botanicals that were a true reflection of the local landscape – land, mountains and sea, the team at The Torridon chose Dunnet Bay Distillery to make their gin. Over a few short months the recipe was perfected and the dream of creating a Torridon gin became a reality – Arcturus Torridon Gin.
Arcturus Gin is distilled with locally foraged botanicals from the surrounding land (scots lovage), mountains (bilberries and rowanberries) and sea (kelp seaweed), providing an aromatic, crisp, clean gin with a dry finish. On the nose, herbal and rounded with fennel and parsley. On the palate, dry and herbaceous with sweet and salty notes. To finish, dry, crisp and clean with liquorice and earthy notes.
Key Botanical(s): Scots Lovage, Bilberries, Rowanberries, Kelp
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41.5% vol
Goes great with: An orange twist garnish, tonic and ice.
Set in 58 acres of parkland at the end of a magnificent sea loch, The Torridon has one of the most spectacular and idyllic locations in the country.
Owned and operated by Dan and Rohaise and their team, the hotel is rated as one of the very best in Scotland. Along with the award winning 1887 Restaurant, that has a field to fork philosophy, the bar is stocked with over 120 gins and other spirits.
The resort offers something for everyone, whether it be a reviving outdoor escape, or simply a relaxing holiday pampered in a luxury hotel, or getting out of your muddy walking boots and sitting by a crackling fire in a welcoming pub.