Completed in 2018 and officially opened in 2019, the Glenrinnes Distillery sits in the shadow of the mighty Ben Rinnes, the mountain which inspired the name for the Eight Lands spirits. On a clear day, it’s said you can see eight different regions of Scotland. Located in the heart of whisky country, between the Highlands and the River Spey, the distillery is the newest addition to the Glenrinnes Farm’s family-run estate, which is recognised as an award-winning organic producer of premium food.
The Glenrinnes Distillery produces a variety of organic Scottish spirits including Eight Lands Speyside Gin and Eight Lands Speyside Vodka. All production including distillation, bottling and labelling takes place on-site at the distillery under careful supervision to produce authentic, excellent spirits using a number of locally sourced sustainable ingredients including the fresh water that flows freely past the distillery door at the foot of Ben Rinnes.
Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin uses organic base spirit and eleven botanicals, including sorrel and cowberries grown on the estate and fresh Speyside spring water, which helps to give this organic London Dry Gin its unique but classic flavour. On the nose, juniper backed up by fresh pine and citrus. On the palate, sweet juniper balanced with tart red berries and citrus. To finish, hints of black tea and warm spice.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Cowberries, Sorrel
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 46% vol
Goes great with: Summer berries, tonic and ice.
The distillery has been carefully designed to fit into the agricultural setting of the landscape and upon first glance appears to be like any other agricultural building in the area. It’s only upon closer inspection you’ll see the name Glennrinnes Distillery adorned across the building. Completed in 2019, the Glenrinnes Distillery sits at the foot of Ben Rinnes, a local mountain and landmark in the Speyside region of Scotland. The distillery is home to a custom built still from local Coppersmiths Speyside Copper Works, which has been designed to give greater flexibility and control over the finished spirits produced. On the second floor you’ll discover the tasting room, which provides a birds eye view over the distillery and local landscape.