The village of Kilmartin is located in the centre of Kilmartin Glen, an area known for its prehistoric monuments and historical sites, with over 800 monuments within a six-mile radius of the village. It’s this history, a love of gin, and personal family ties to the area that stretches back over 100 years that inspired and set husband and wife Greig and Louise MacPhail on their journey to creating Kilmartin Glen Spirits.
Produced initially outside of Scotland by one of the UK’s leading distilleries, the dream for Greig and Louise was to bring their gin production back to Scotland and one day open their distillery in Kilmartin. In 2022 all gin production moved back to Scotland and is currently under the care of a multi-award-winning distiller. The move allowed Greig and Louise further to refine their signature Kilmartin Glen Gin recipe and packaging. In the long term, the couple are working towards opening their own distillery one day.
Kilmartin Gin is distilled using a mix of commercial botanicals including juniper, coriander and angelica along with a number of locally foraged botanicals including Scots Pine, Noble Fir, Norway Spruce and Elderflower. The result is a gin that features citrus, florals and spice on the nose. On the palate sprightly, crisp citrus with notes of juniper and gentle green warming spices whilst on the finish lingering notes of citrus, spice and a fading dryness.
Key Botanical(s): Scots Pine, Noble Fir, Elderflower
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 45% vol
Goes great with: A sprig of rosemary or spruce, a wedge of citrus, light tonic and ice.