Roehill Springs Distillery was established in 2019 by husband and wife Duncan and Shirley Morrison. The distillery is located on the Morrison family farm near the market town of Keith in Moray. Along with running the farm, Duncan also worked as a stillman for twelve years and gained a qualification in Distilling from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling.
A long held ambition to launch their own gin, the couple purchased a small thirty litre still and began testing and developing recipes using various botanicals, slowly fine tuning what would eventually become their signature Scottish Gin expression. The water for the distillation process comes from a nearby natural spring, Roehill. The spring takes its name from the abundance of free roaming, wild roe deer, which can be seen early morning or late in the day grazing beside the spring.
A classic London Dry gin profile, Roehill Springs Distillery Gin No 5 is carefully distilled using local water and a curated selection of botanicals including juniper, coriander, angelica root, cassia bark, pink peppercorns and a selection of locally foraged botanicals, which are top secret. To taste, it’s described as classically juniper-led, followed by bold citrus and sweet floral notes to finish, rounded off with a beautiful, smooth mouth feel.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Coriander, Pink Peppercorns
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange, tonic and ice.
A new colour changing gin from Roehill Springs Distillery, which uses their signature No. 5 as the base, with the addition of the magical butterfly pea flower botanical. What starts out as a blue gin, with the addition of tonic, changes from blue to purple or pink, depending on the pH of the mixer. Described as fruity with light floral notes on the nose, citrus and spice to taste with a lingering sweetness and a hint of butterscotch on the finish.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Butterfly Pea
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: Blueberries, tonic and ice.