Illicit Spirits

Glasgow, Glasgow City, 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
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange peel, a cardamom pod, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Illicit Spirits Distillery, Glasgow City, Scotland

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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
Goes great with: Tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Illicit Spirits Distillery, Glasgow City, Scotland

Purchase

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Illicit Christmas Spirit Gin

This take on Spiced Christmas Gin uses Illicit Gin as the base, with the addition of warming, festive ingredients including clove, cinnamon, cardamon and ginger. The sweetness of vanilla and dark brown sugar are complimented by fresh citrus peels to give the quintessential taste of Christmas.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Clove, Cinnamon, Vanilla
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: Tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Illicit Spirits Distillery, Glasgow City, Scotland

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