Located to the west of Glasgow, the town of Paisley was once the centre of Scotland’s weaving industry with textiles created in the town’s mills shipped all over the world. It was here the Paisley shawl and Paisley Pattern found commercial success. The pattern was original imported into Britain from India.
The co-founders of Tear Drop Gin, husband and wife Donald and Louise Boyd, both gin lovers, came up with the idea of creating their own gin after a family get together. It was a family member who suggested Paisley should have a gin to call its own. After a period of development with an award-winning distillery, Tear Drop Gin was born. The bottle is adorned with the famous Paisley pattern to reflect the town’s heritage along with botanicals that were selected by Donald and Louise that captured their childhood’s growing up in the area.
Tear Drop Gin is distilled using a combination of classic gin botanicals including juniper, coriander, angelica root, cassia bark, almonds, lemon peel, black pepper along with brambles and rowan berries. On the nose, fresh aromatic notes of warming spice and berries. On the palate, juniper gives way to red berries with a slightly sweet and warming spicy finish.
Key Botanical(s): Brambles, Rowan Berries
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A few raspberries, tonic and ice.