Illicit Spirits

Glasgow, Scotland
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The Illicit Spirits Distillery established in 2017 by distiller Darran Edmond, is a true urban craft distillery that uses traditional distillation methods to create modern spirits. The name Illicit Spirits is a nod to both the era of illicit distilleries and also the Illicit Spirits location – hidden in plain sight just like the speakeasies of old. You’ll find the distillery tucked away in a repurposed railway arch that was once used for illegal raves in the Tradeston area of Glasgow.

Using a traditional direct-fired copper pot still, and Darran’s background in distilling, meant he had a good idea of what botanicals his ideal gin recipe would include. The Illicit Spirits Distillery will be a testbed for a number of exciting craft spirit projects and collaborations.

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Illicit Gin

The first gin from the Illicit Spirits Distillery is a traditional London Dry Gin. With a juniper lead flavour profile that has a pine fresh taste, a hint of spice and citrus with a smooth, dry finish. Illicit Gin was created so it could be drank as a sipping gin or enjoyed with tonic.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Clove, Cinnamon
Strength: 40% vol
Distilled: Illicit Spirits Distillery, Scotland

Goes great with

A slice of orange peel, a cardamom pod, tonic and ice.

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Illicit New Tom

Before London dry, there was Old Tom, a sweeter Gin closer to the original Dutch Genever. Illicit Spirits have given the style a modern makeover by adding pink peppercorns, tonka beans, rosehips and nasturtium flowers, and then sweetening post distillation with Scottish blossom honey and bee pollen. The result is a sweet, smooth and fresh gin bursting with floral and citrus notes.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Pink Peppercorns, Nasturtium Flowers, Scottish Blossom Honey
Gin Style: Old Tom
Strength: 40% vol
Distilled: Illicit Spirits Distillery, Scotland

Goes great with

Tonic and ice.

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