The name Keiller is synonymous with The City of Dundee and the production of one of its finest exports, marmalade. Now part of Dundee’s history the story goes at some point in the 1760’s a Spanish ship transporting goods floundered and had to dock at Dundee’s thriving port. At the time, the port of Dundee was amongst the busiest in Great Britain with goods being exported all around the world.
Upon inspection of the ships goods, it was decided the Seville Oranges on-board would quickly be past their best. Sensing an opportunity, Janet Keiller struck a deal and purchased the fruit whilst it was edible. Knowing the fruit would soon go off she decided to create an Orange preserve. The Keiller recipe became the standard for marmalades and the family name became known the world over. To this day, her recipe remains the basis for modern day marmalades.
Created and distilled for James Keiller Estates by the award winning distiller and founder of Verdant Spirit Co., Andrew Mackenzie. The James Keiller Estates’ Dundee Dry Gin was inspired by the original marmalade made by the Keiller family in the late 18th century. The gin infuses a London Dry Gin with the citrus from Seville Oranges and other botanicals.
Key Botanical(s): Angelica, Ramanas Rose, Borage
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange, tonic and ice.