Badvo Gin is produced on a family farm just outside Pitlochry, Perthshire. Daughter Helen Stewart had the idea to regenerate the family’s farm, and specifically some of the disused outbuildings, by producing a completely home grown Scottish Gin. Her family have farmed the land for more than 400 years and a lot has changed in that time. Helen felt that restoring a traditional farm building and foraging for botanicals on the farm was an innovative yet respectful way to utilise the land and carry on the family name and tradition of producing Scottish food, and now drink.
Badvo Gin is made using 100% hand foraged Scottish botanicals, including juniper, which grows extensively on the family's Pitlochry farm land. Key botanicals include nettles and wild mint giving the gin a crisp, fresh and herbal taste.
Key Botanical(s): Scottish Juniper, Nettles, Wild Mint
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 45% vol
Goes great with: Orange peel, Mediterranean tonic and ice.
1451 is a gin created by Badvo Distillery for the University of Glasgow, of which Helen is a graduate. Similarly to the original Badvo Gin, this edition is 100% hand foraged Scottish Gin. 1451 is the year the University was established and this gin is a celebration of its long history. Peppery juniper on the almost, almost woody. Underlying citrus notes and cute apples. Warm stewed apples and juniper on the palate. Sweeter notes and honey and delicate florals. An extremely long and warming finish with a signature Badvo wild mint finale.
Key Botanical(s): Scottish Juniper, Apples, Wild Mint, Meadowsweet, Honeysuckle
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A slice of green apple, tonic and ice.
The Badvo Distillery is discreetly tucked away in an old converted stone farm building in a wild Scottish glen near Pitlochry. Housed inside are two traditional style alembic copper stills where the distillation, bottling and labelling take place led by distiller, Helen, along with the help of family. Over the course of a year you can see red deer, birds of prey, red squirrels and a local grey heron, who can be seen flying up and down the glen on a daily basis. It was the sight of this local heron that inspired the Badvo branding and packaging.
Booking: Not open to the public
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