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Avva Scottish Gin

Elgin, Moray, Scotland
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Moray Distillery, established in 2016, can be found in the heart of the old Cathedral city of Elgin in the world famous Speyside area of the Scottish Highlands. Steeped in history and tradition, this part of Scotland is known to many as the whisky distillery heartland of the world. 

The bespoke still at Moray Distillery was made in Elgin by local copper work specialists Speyside Copper Works. Named after the founders Grandmothers, the still known as Jessie Jean (or J-J) is at the heart of the distillery. Although small in stature, J-J produces big flavours.

The team at Moray Distillery and J-J produce handcrafted and small batch drinks. Their small-batch distilled spirits are bottled by hand, with each bottle individually numbered and signed by Master Distiller, Jill Brown. 

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Avva Scottish Gin

Avva means a respected grandmother, a respected mother, or an old or respectable woman in the Indian language of Dravidian. In Hebrew it means to overturn or ruin, which links the reputation gin had as ‘Mother’s Ruin’ from the Hogarth era. Avva Scottish Gin is an exclusive combination of 11 local, native and traditional botanicals, including 5 which are locally sourced - rowan, red clover, mint, dandelion and nettle.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Red Clover, Dandelion, Nettle
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A slice of lime or red apple, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Moray Distillery, Moray, Scotland
Released: October 2016

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Avva Cask Finish Scottish Gin

Avva Cask Finish is the first cask finish gin to be made on Speyside, the home and heartland of Scotch Malt Whisky. Gin Master Jill Brown spent 8 months creating this limited edition bottling. Matured in a bourbon barrel sourced from the renowned Speyside Cooperage, 6 months passed by before the marriage of favours and finish was just right. Presented at a strength of 55% ABV, only 200 bottles of Cask Finish have been produced.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Red Clover, Dandelion, Nettle
Gin Style: London Dry, Cask Matured
Strength: 55% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange, ginger ale and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Moray Distillery, Moray, Scotland
Released: September 2017

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Avva Navy Strength Scottish Gin

Avva Navy Strength is bursting with juniper notes, complemented by the flavouring of the local botanicals and sweet citrus.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Red Clover, Dandelion, Nettle
Gin Style: London Dry, Navy Strength
Strength: 57.2% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Moray Distillery, Moray, Scotland
Released: May 2017

Purchase: Click here to buy (Affiliate Link)

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Avva Pink Scottish Gin

Officially launched at the 2019 Royal Highland Show, Avva Pink Scottish Gin was in development for over 6 months. Perfecting the recipe and ensuring the right combination of fruit, picked locally from Wester Hardmuir fruit farm in Nairn, took time and patience. A proper gin at 40% ABV, it can be served neat over ice, paired with Rose Lemonade or Rhubarb Tonic or topped up with Prosecco for a sparkling gin cocktail.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Red Clover, Dandelion, Nettle
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: Rose Lemonade and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Moray Distillery, Moray, Scotland
Released: June 2019

Purchase: Click here to buy (Affiliate Link)

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Avva Blink Scottish Gin

Avva Blink Scottish Gin features a number of gin botanicals; five of which are foraged and sourced locally including rowan, red clover, mint, dandelion and nettle. A special twelfth botanical has been used in the production process of Avva Blink Scottish Gin - butterfly pea. The addition of this delicate flower not only gives a slightly floral tasting note but it also means that when tonic water is added to the gin, thanks to the natural PH levels of the butterfly pea, the gin turns from a deep blue to a shade of pink.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Butterfly Pea, Rowanberries, Red Clover
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A slice of lime or red apple, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Moray Distillery, Moray, Scotland
Released: November 2019

Purchase: Click here to buy (Affiliate Link)

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Avva Strathspey Scottish Gin

A retail exclusive available from selected Scottish Morrisons stores, Avva Strathspey Scottish Gin is a slightly lighter version of Avva Scottish Gin and with the addition of home grown red clover and rowan berries foraged from Speyside along with a number of classic gin botanicals.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Red Clover, Dandelion, Nettle
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange peel, light or Mediterranean tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Moray Distillery, Moray, Scotland
Released: November 2019

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