The original Cromarty Distillery opened its doors in 1826 in the Highland town of Cromarty at the northern end of the Black Isle peninsula with the Cromarty Firth to the north, the Beauly Firth to the south, and the Moray Firth to the east. Plans are currently in place to build a new Cromarty Distillery with the goal of opening the doors to visitors where a warm Highland welcome will await along with samples of gin, whisky and more.
Cromarty was the birthplace and home to Hugh Miller who was born in 1802. Along with being a stonemason, social justice campaigner, writer, editor and man of faith, he became a renowned fossil hunter and geologist. Considered to be one of the great Scots of the 19th century, Hugh’s childhood home, fossil collection and writings still have an influence and legacy in the area and provided the inspiration behind The Geologist Gin.
Inspired by legacy of local Cromarty figure Hugh Miller, a famous Geologist and fossil hunter, The Geologist Gin combines a variety of gin botanicals including juniper, grains of paradise, cinnamon, orris root, vanilla and cocoa beans. Other botanicals include apples along with the unique tomono fruit, which are small edible berries that are similar in flavour to a toffee apple.
Key Botanical(s): Apples, Vanilla, Tomono Fruit
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41% vol
Goes great with: A slice of apple, tonic and ice.