McLean’s Gin

South Lanarkshire, Scotland
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McLean’s Gin started in an inconspicuous tenement flat, in Battlefield in the Southside of Glasgow, known as the “gin cupboard”, possibly one of the smallest, nano gin operations in Europe. The newly married Mr & Mrs McLean have recently upscaled to the now “gin lab” in Strathaven South Lanarkshire, where they have increased production to 30l batches, five times their old cupboard capacity!

Colin and Jess McLean developed their passion for gin making after receiving a ‘Make Your Own Gin’ kit one Christmas. From here the couple invested in a small gin still that could produce six-litre batches and McLean’s Gin was officially born. With their first gin successfully produced, bottled, labelled and wax sealed, the couple decided to put the time they had spent experimenting with botanicals to good use and have since created a number of unique expressions.

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Signature Gin

McLean's Signature Gin is gentle on juniper and bursting with flavour from 9 botanicals including fennel, anise, cubeb berries and orange. 

Details

Key Botanical(s): Anise, Fennel, Cubeb Berries
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 37.5% vol
Distilled: Cold Compounded at The McLean’s Gin Lab, Scotland

Goes great with

A slice of apple, Mediterranean tonic and ice.

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Something Blue

Originally created as a limited edition release to celebrate the nuptials of THE Mr & Mrs McLean, Something Blue has now been added to the core range. Something Blue focuses on Colin and Jess’ favourite botanicals; the Tonka Bean and the Buchu Leaf. Hints of summer fruits, mint, caramel and hand-rolled tobacco leaf, supported by a fresh herbaceous background.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Tonka Bean, Buchu Leaf
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 39.4%
Distilled: Cold Compounded at The McLean’s Gin Lab, Scotland

Goes great with

A sprig of mint, a slice of cucumber, tonic and ice.

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Cherry Bakewell Gin

McLean's Cherry Bakewell Gin is inspired by the classic Bakewell Tart. Rich in cherry, almond and vanilla, McLean's Cherry Bakewell is perfect as a refreshing gin & mix and also can be used to make exciting gin cocktails.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Cherries, Vanilla, Almonds
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 37.5% vol
Distilled: Cold Compounded at The McLean’s Gin Lab, Scotland

Goes great with

A maraschino cherry, Mediterranean tonic or lemonade and ice.

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Floral Gin

McLean’s Floral Gin is now a seasonal release, available during spring months February to April. Floral is bold in colour and in flavour with rose and hibiscus combining with orange an sweet fennel. The violet colour also changes to pink when mixed with tonic.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Flower Petals, Fennel Pollen
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 37.5% vol
Distilled: Cold Compounded at The McLean’s Gin Lab, Scotland

Goes great with

Mediterranean tonic and ice.

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Citrus Gin

McLean’s Citrus Gin is now a seasonal release, available with the late summer and autumn months, August to October. Citrus is bursting with bold citrus flavour from botanicals including orange, lemon and Makrut. The piquant citrus combination is then combined with 6 other botanicals including spicy tellicherry peppercorns and rosemary.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Tellicherry Peppercorns, Rosemary, Orange, Lemon, Makrut
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 37.5% vol
Distilled: Cold Compounded at The McLean’s Gin Lab, Scotland

Goes great with

Lemon peel or lime peel, tonic and ice.

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Spiced Gin

McLean’s Spiced Gin is now a seasonal release, available as a festive winter warmer between November to January. Spiced is an incredibly versatile gin that is as warming as it is refreshing so can be enjoyed equally by the fireplace at winter as well as in the heat of summer! Classic gin botanicals including angelica, orange peel and cinnamon are paired with allspice, ginger, pine and clove to create a deliciously spiced gin.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Angelica, Allspice, Ginger, Pine
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 37.5% vol
Distilled: Cold Compounded at The McLean’s Gin Lab, Scotland

Goes great with

Ginger Beer and ice.

Distillery

MCLEAN'S GIN LAB

Based in South Lanarkshire, the McLean’s ‘Gin Lab’ isn’t technically a distillery, as McLean’s gin is produced using the cold compound method, however, the Ginnery or ‘Gin Lab’, as it’s affectionately known, provides ample space and opportunity for the team at McLean’s Gin to experiment with new flavours and the development of new products.

Details

Distillery Tour: No
Shop: No

Address

McLean's Gin Lab, Burnbank Farm, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, ML10 6QF - View on Google Maps
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