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Crossbill Distilling

Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
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Crossbill originally started life on a small estate on the outskirts of Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands before relocating in 2017 to its current home in Glasgow’s famous Barras. The Hatchery distillery is home to Crossbill’s distillation of Scottish Gins along with a gin school and shop.

The core Scottish Gins are created using a limited number of hand-foraged fresh botanicals, which are carefully and ethically foraged in the Scottish Highlands before being prepared for distillation. It’s this process of using wild Scottish botanicals along with a slow maceration process under the watchful eye of the distillery team that gives Crossbill Gins their balanced fresh flavour of the Scottish Highlands.

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Crossbill 100% Scottish Dry Gin

Crossbill Scottish Dry Gin is a celebration of juniper and rosehip exclusively. It is made using only these two botanicals, which are hand-foraged from the Scottish Highlands. Crossbill has re-established a long lost tradition of harvesting Scottish juniper. For them, this creates a distinct taste evocative of the ancient pine forests where juniper has grown for centuries.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Scottish Juniper, Rosehip
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43.8% vol
Goes great with: A sprig of fresh rosemary, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: The Hatchery, Glasgow City, Scotland
Released: December 2013

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Crossbill 200 Single Specimen Dry Gin

In the ancient juniper forests of Scotland, there are some rare plants which have been producing juniper for centuries; the grand dames of the highland forests. So on discovering a specimen that is over 200 years old, Crossbill decided to do something very special to honour this time aged plant. At 59.8%, it is bottled at still strength, holding onto the essential oils from the Scottish juniper.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Scottish Juniper, Rosehip
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 59.8% vol
Goes great with: A flamed orange twist, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: The Hatchery, Glasgow City, Scotland
Released: December 2015

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Crossbill Staghorn Sumac Gin

A celebration of the natural habitat of the Scottish Crossbill's cousin, the North American Red Crossbill. Working in collaboration with a forager in New Hampshire, the team at Crossbill used freshly picked staghorn and infused it into Crossbill Gin to give a unique sumac citrus blast of the natural habitat of the American Red Crossbill. Described as exceptionally dry with a pleasant floral and tangy taste of citrus fruit. Best enjoyed neat over ice.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Handpicked Scottish Juniper, Staghorn Sumac
Gin Style: Flavoured
Strength: 46% vol
Goes great with: Neat over ice or with Mediterranean tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: The Hatchery, Glasgow City, Scotland
Released: November 2017

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Crossbill Pineapple Gin

Fresh pineapple caramelised and macerated with Scottish juniper, ginger and thyme, then distilled and aged in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks to deliver a well balanced gin that is magnificently rich and sumptuous. The result: a magnificently balanced Winter tipple, great sipped on its own or with tonic, soda, lemonade or ginger ale.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Handpicked Scottish Juniper, Pineapple
Gin Style: Flavoured, Cask Aged
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A julienne of fresh ginger, soda and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: The Hatchery, Glasgow City, Scotland
Released: December 2017

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Distillery

The Hatchery

Formerly based at a distillery in the Scottish Highlands, Crossbill Distilling moved to their current distillery, known as The Hatchery, in the heart of Glasgow’s Barrowlands in the Spring of 2017. The distillery, which is in the Barras Art and Design (BAaD) centre, features a traditional Alembic copper pot still, used for all the Crossbill Gin distillations. The distillery also features a gin school where visitors can create their own Scottish Gin recipe before distilling on a mini copper pot still.

Details

Gin School: Yes
Shop: Yes
Booking: Book a gin school experience here

Address

Unit 1, BAaD, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow, Scotland, G40 2SB - View on Google Maps
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