Once upon a time, on a Caribbean beach, Fred Stockton tasted a great orange-based spirit, briefly meeting the distiller, which set his creative juices flowing. While travelling home, subliminally linking back to his Orcadian roots, he sketched ‘double X’ on top of one another, the Old Norse symbol for ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’, which would become part of the final brand logo.
The journey continued with a chance meeting in Royal Deeside with Lost Loch Spirits owners and a re-telling of the story. They guided from concept, patiently agreeing to many rounds of development and supporting Fred’s wish to fill the still and bottle the batches himself, producing the gin they are now all very proud of.
Ultimately Fred would like to open a distillery in his home town of Stonehaven. Still, like his Alexander’s Gin, good things take time. To this day, Fred never found out the Caribbean distiller’s name, so he crowned him ‘Alexander’ and dedicated this labour of love to the man himself.
Alexander’s is smooth and luxurious, intended to be enjoyed straight over ice. A traditionally distilled London Dry, handcrafted in small batches, containing 11 botanicals sourced from 5 continents and complemented by one of the purest waters in the world from natural Scottish mountain springs. This is a juniper forward gin with warming notes of orange and spice.
Key Botanical(s): Orange, Royal Deeside Honey
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 44.4% vol
Goes great with: A slice of pink grapefruit, light tonic and ice.