Whitetail Spirits was inspired by the majestic White Tailed Sea Eagles that inhabit the Inner Hebridean Isle of Mull, home to the Whitetail Spirits distillery. In June 2019, the Whitetail Spirits team brought production of their gin back to the Isle of Mull. Their gin had been distilled outside of Scotland up until this point but it was always part of the plan to bring it back to its real home.
Not only was the opening of the distillery, which is housed on the Tiroran Estate, a major milestone for the Whitetail Spirits team, it also signalled a new chapter in the story of distilling on the Isle of Mull. The distillery is only the second legal distillery on the island and the first new distillery for 220 years. Being situated on the Tiroran Estate has also enabled the team to forage and source a variety of wild local botanicals from the island including winter savoury, pine needles and sea kelp from the shores of Loch Scridain.
Distilled and bottled at 47% ABV, Whitetale Gin is a juniper forward gin that balances botanicals locally foraged from the island including heather, winter savoury, pine needles and sea kelp along with classic gin botanicals including juniper, coriander and lemon peel. Notes of the sea and floral heather on the nose. Juniper to the taste and elements of citrus, spice and the ocean thanks to the sea-kelp. A lingering but smooth spice on the finish.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Winter Savoury, Sea Kelp, Pine Needles
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 47% vol
Goes great with: A wedge of pink grapefruit, tonic and ice.