SOS Gin is based in Loanhead, Midlothian and is the brainchild of owner Mark Wahlberg. The signature gin is SOS Gin Scotland’s Other Spirit. SOS Gin Scotland’s Other Spirit was born in the Lowlands of Scotland using local botanicals to create an alternative taste in this uniquely flavoured craft gin.
Mark sensibly and sustainably forages Scottish Lowland juniper to ensure the following year’s harvest remains undisturbed. Rosehip is also hand-foraged and de-seeded before use, with the seeds returned to nature. Rhubarb is another ingredient sourced from friends and family’s gardens.
Mark has always been hands on with production, not only hand foraging and collecting all the botanicals that go into making SOS Gin but actively involved in filling the still and assisting with distillation. Initially SOS Gin was produced at Strathearn Distillery before temporarily using the facilities at Gatehouse Gin. Mark now works in partnership with the team at The Biggar Gin Co. who undertake the distillation.
To ensure maximum quality, the gin is made using hand-foraged 100% Scottish Lowland juniper, rosehip and rhubarb blended with chamomile before being distilled in small batches in a copper pot still. Presented in a contemporary bottle with an angel logo in silver foil print and a glass stopper. SOS Gin is extremely smooth with juniper at the fore giving way to the unique blend of floral notes from the rosehip, fresh rhubarb and chamomile with undertones of liquorice and vanilla.
Key Botanical(s): Scottish Juniper, Rosehip, Rhubarb, Chamomile
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 45% vol
Goes great with: Mixed summer fruits, tonic and ice.