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Isle of Bute Gin

Isle of Bute, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
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The Isle of Bute is a picturesque island located off of Scotland’s West Coast. Small in size, big on scenery, the island is the inspiration behind the Isle of Bute Gins. Currently distilled by head distiller Simon Tardivel in Glasgow, the team are currently in the process of moving production and their gorgeous 200 litre copper still back to Bute, with the goal of distillation on the Isle by 2020.

Simon regularly travels to Bute to forage for botanicals including handpicked gorse from the grounds of Mount Stuart and he continues to explore the island for new botanicals and development of further expressions.

Isle of Bute Gin’s business philosophy and products go well beyond their love of juniper. The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are this country’s major drawcard and the team seek to support jobs in the local community whilst showcasing local produce and collaboration between tourism offerings.

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Oyster Gin

The world’s first Oyster gin. Charging the still with oysters, fresh from the Argyll Coast, to add a delicate maritime essence. This, when blended with a mix of citrus botanicals, creates a savoury gin which is a perfect pair to seafood and the ideal base to a martini.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Oyster Shell, Juniper, Cucumber, Coriander
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: Cracked pepper, cucumber slice, light tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Isle of Bute Distillery, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Released: June 2018

Purchase: Click here to buy (Affiliate Link)

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Gorse Gin

The glorious gorse flower, sourced exclusively from Mount Stuart, gives this gin a floral nose with hints of coconut and vanilla reminiscent of a summer’s day walk along the Argyll Coast.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Gorse, Juniper, Grains of Paradise, Vanilla, Coconut
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: Fresh orange peel, light tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Isle of Bute Distillery, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Released: June 2018

Purchase: Click here to buy (Affiliate Link)

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Heather Gin

Distilled using wild heather flowers hand-picked on the Isle of Bute, Heather Gin has a vibrant floral nose and to taste a bright sweetness of pink grapefruit. A fine balance of citrus and floral, the pink grapefruit along with other classic gin botanicals creates a sweet, citrus finish.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Isle of Bute Purple Heather Flowers, Pink Grapefruit
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A slice of pink grapefruit, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Isle of Bute Distillery, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Released: July 2019

Purchase: Click here to buy (Affiliate Link)

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Island Gin

Isle of Bute’s Island Gin takes its inspiration from its home on Isle of Bute. It is distilled in the heart of Rothesay using a traditional copper pot still in the brand’s new island distillery. On the nose, herbaceous, fruity and earthy. To taste, mint, pineapple and rosemary. A long, fresh and aromatic finish.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Pineapple, Rosemary, Basil
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: Light tonic, a slice of orange and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Isle of Bute Distillery, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Released: July 2020

Purchase: Click here to buy

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Oaked Gin

Isle of Bute Oaked Gin is distilled using a variety of traditional gin botanicals including juniper, coriander and citrus. Aged Scottish Whisky barrels were broken down into wood chips and placed in the gin still’s botanical basket in the head of the still. As the gin is distilled the vapours from the gin are pulled up through the head of the still and through the basket drawing out some of the flavours from the wood chips. The result is a Scottish Gin that is still a gin in terms of flavour but also includes subtle hints of vanilla, pine and sandalwood from the oak wood chips.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Oris Root, Vanilla, Oak Wood Chips
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: Neat over ice or with a slice of orange, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Isle of Bute Distillery, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Released: July 2020

Purchase: Click here to buy

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