Launched in 2015 by product designer, photographer and distiller James Porteous, Achroous Gin is the signature spirit from Electric Spirit Co. Completing a Masters Degree in distillation at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, famous amongst the distillation world for its courses and facilities, James set to work establishing Electric Spirit Co. and started work on his flagship gin: Achroous. As one of Scotland’s early craft gin producers, first and foremost, James set out to create spirits that combine craft and flavour.
Cohabiting with fellow Leith gin producers, Lind & Lime Gin, James works out of the Coburg Street based distillery and now exports to over a dozen countries worldwide. James has also collaborated on a number of limited edition spirits for special events in Edinburgh including Gin #00 Festival Gin, made for the North Hop Festival and Gorse Spirit, which was sold at Edinburgh’s Timberyard Restaurant.
Achroous Gin is known for, and proud of, the non-traditional yet flavoursome gin botanicals in the recipe, including Sichuan Pepper, which adds a woody, floral warmth and spice to the taste and Fennel Seed, providing a faint aniseed and herbal kick. Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability, Achroous Gin packaging has been entirely recyclable or biodegradable for a number of years and in 2021 they launched reusable 5 litre kegs, which operate on a return and refill basis for on-trade.
Key Botanical(s): Sichuan Pepper, Fennel Seed, Coriander Seed
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41% vol
Goes great with: Tonic and ice.
Electric Spirit Co. continues it’s collaborative approach with the producers of Lind & Lime Gin, having previously worked out of shared office and production facilities at the Tower Street Stillhouse and collectively moving to the new and improved Lind & Lime Gin Distillery in May 2022. The new space will provide even more opportunities for collaboration, innovation and experimentation for owner and distiller James Porteous, with regular visitors from the on-trade wishing to learn more about Electric Spirit Co. and their spirits.