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Jackton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
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The Kean family understand the importance of family, community spirit and Scotland’s place as a producer of world class spirits. Any one of these elements can bring people from all walks of life together to celebrate rare, memorable moments. These principles form the foundations for the RAER range of spirits – great spirits crafted with skill and care to be savoured and enjoyed.

The Patriarch of the Kean family was a keen whisky drinker and admired the diversity of brands, stories and whiskies produced across Scotland. Also, with the family ties to farming, the Kean family knew Scotland was a world leader in producing premium food and drink. However, Scotland’s national drink also had some outdated stereotypes of who whisky was for. It was a male drink and could only be drunk a certain way. The Kean family wanted to make whisky accessible for all, so the idea of creating a distillery on the farm was born to produce premium spirits, create a legacy for the family, and create employment opportunities for the local area.

Playing a role in the community, the family had allocated one of the farm buildings on the family farm as a space for the community sports centre and a space for charities, clubs and other community organisations to use. As these clubs and organisations outgrew the current building, the family helped contribute towards constructing a new purpose-built stadium and facilities not far from the town. With the empty farm building sitting dormant, the family saw this as the perfect space for the new distillery and began renovating what would eventually become the Jackton Distillery.

The distillery laid down its first new make spirit in 2020, a smoother, naturally sweeter spirit used in the production of the RAER range of whisky created using barley grown on the farm along with waste from the production process used as animal feed and fertiliser helping increase the distilleries focus on sustainability. The distillery also launched its signature single-batch Jackton Gin in 2021, along with its Jackton Vodka. Although the distillery and team have continued to grow, the founding principles of the founder have inspired the spirits produced at the distillery – premium spirits crafted to be enjoyed and remembered with every sip.

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RAER Jackton Gin

RAER Jackton Gin is the signature gin from the Jackton Distillery, with the distillation featuring nine botanicals, including juniper, mango, seaberries, pink peppercorns, cardamom and several other gin botanicals. Aromatic notes of piney, citrus, spice, and red berry fruit on the nose. Fresh pine is balanced with bright mango and sherbet lemon verbena on the palate, providing a sweet and sour balance of flavours. On the finish, aromatic cardamom is balanced with a sweet spice from pink peppercorns with some fruit and citrus notes towards the end of the drying, warming medium finish.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Seaberries, Pink Peppercorns
Gin Style: Distilled
Strength: 40% ABV
Goes great with: A slice of orange, fresh basil leaves, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Jackton Distillery, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Released: January 2021

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RAER Jackton Rose Gin

RAER Jackton Rose Gin is the second release from the Jackton Distillery, with the distillation featuring juniper, raspberries, strawberries, rosehips, rose petals and several other gin botanicals. It is a fruit lead gin, still balanced with some classic gin notes on the nose and palate. On the nose, pine is layered with fresh berries and citrus. Bright red berry notes on the palate are balanced with some florals and citrus. On the finish, fresh red berries notes are married with bright citrus and delicate florals, underlined with some subtle, warming spices with a delicate, medium warming fruity, citrus finish.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Raspberries, Rosehips, Rose Petals
Gin Style: Flavoured
Strength: 40% ABV
Goes great with: A handful of raspberries, lemonade and ice.

Production

Method: Rectified Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Jackton Distillery, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Released: December 2022

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Something Blue

Originally released by McLean's Gin and created as a limited edition release to celebrate the nuptials of Mr & Mrs McLean. Colin McLean, the founder of McLean's Gin decided the time was right to explore an new opportunity and expand his industry insight and wen't to work for Jackton Distillery. Knowing that he had a great product on his hands with Something Blue, Colin McLean approached his new employers to see if they would be interested in taking on the product as part of their range of spirits, retaining the McLean's Gin name but now with a bigger distillery behind it to help grow Something Blue. Something Blue features Colin and his wife Jess' favourite botanicals, Tonka Bean sand the Buchu Leaf. The gin is fresh and flavour driven with complex aromas and palate. Hints of summer fruits, mint, caramel and hand-rolled tobacco leaf, supported by a fresh herbaceous background.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Tonka Bean, Buchu Leaf
Gin Style: Bathtub
Strength: 39.4%
Goes great with: A sprig of mint, a slice of cucumber, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Cold Compounded
Location: The McLean’s Gin Lab, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Released: June 2018

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Distillery

Jackton Distillery

The Jackton Distillery produces a range of spirits including whisky, Scottish Gin and Scottish Vodka. Housed in a repurposed warehouse on the family farm, the distillery team pride themselves on the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into every bottle produced at the distillery. The distillery is home to unique Kothe stills, the 5,000 litre stripping still and the 2,000 litre spirit still used for the whisky production with the state-of-the-art engineered Haygo Pot Still used for the production of RARE range of Scottish Gins.

Details

Tour: No
Gin School: No
Cafe: No
Bar: No
Shop: Yes

Address

Jackton Distillery, Hayhill Road, Jackton, G74 5AN - View on Google Maps
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