The founder of Glaswegin found himself discussing the irony of Edinburgh Gin appearing in Glasgow bars one too many times, and so he knew it was time for Glasgow to have a truly overt Glasgow Gin. A gin for Glasgow, from the city that invented the world but yet to invent a truly Glaswegian gin. The ethos was to create a frank, no frills, yet distinctive gin, representative of its namesake.
This eagerly anticipated gin is currently being distilled at Illicit Spirits Distillery, in the heart of Glasgow’s Tradeston in a repurposed railway arch. Planning is underway to create their very own Glaswegin Distillery while the brand establishes itself in the city, and beyond.
Produced with local Scottish milk thistle with strong juniper and lime notes, providing a smooth fresh taste that can be drunk with a splash of tonic with or without garnish.
Key Botanical(s): Milk Thistle, Orange Flower, Pink Peppercorn, Bay Leaf
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41.1% vol
Goes great with: A slice of red apple, mint leaves, tonic and ice.
Bottled at 37.5% ABV, Glaswegin Raspberry & Rhubarb is the first flavoured gin from Glaswegin. Created using a blend of eight classic botanicals with the addition of raspberry and rhubarb, the gin is made with 100% natural ingredients to deliver a true fruit flavoured gin profile. On the nose, raspberry jam and candied rhubarb along with vanilla creates a fruity profile, which is replicated on the palate with the addition of fresh, crisp orange flower and bright citrus lemon before fading to a long, slightly sweet and warming finish.
Key Botanical(s): Raspberry, Rhubarb, Pink Peppercorn
Gin Style: Flavoured
Strength: 37.5% vol
Goes great with: Raspberries, a sprig of mint, tonic and ice.