Biggar as a place has a reputation for innovation and punching above its weight and The Biggar Gin Co. is no exception. The Bigger Gin Co. was established by brothers Stuart and Euan McVicar in 2018. The brothers work from their base at the bottom of Tinto Hill in South Lanarkshire and their gin is based on a philosophy.
The philosophy centres on a ‘Biggar Mentality’. Small batch, quality crafted gins that mix tradition and innovation. Combining modern distilling methods whilst refining processes and adapting new methods to make unique gin. Gin that is made with passion, care and a focus on taste that reflects the local landscape but also pays homage to traditional gin.
The signature gin from The Biggar Gin Co. is crafted in small batches of 200 and combines some traditional and modern botanicals. On the nose, mellow, aromatic citrus with a hint of hedgerows marrying with gentle spice. On the palate, smooth and initially sweet followed by an almost creamy juniper and citrus burst. To finish, complex but smooth spice cooled by notes of lavender and rounded out by woody cassia.
Key Botanical(s): Rosehip, Rowan Berry, Pink Peppercorn
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: Orange peel, tonic and ice.
This Biggar Strength Gin is a fantastic edition to the Biggar Gin range of products. This Navy Strength is a slightly different recipe to the signature Biggar Gin and delivers a real depth of flavour. An ideal addition to the drinks cabinet of the budding mixologist, or for those that just like their gin and tonic to pack a bigger punch.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Hawthorn Berries, Pink Peppercorn
Gin Style: Navy Strength
Strength: 57% vol
Goes great with: A twist of orange peel, tonic and ice.
Clyde Valley Plum Recipe is a limited edition seasonal gin. Signature Biggar Gin is slowly infused post distillation with rich, sweet plums grown exclusively in the Clyde Valley in South Lanarkshire. The gin still delivers the classic Biggar Gin profile with the addition of lovely bursts of melt in the mouth fresh, ripe plums, delivering a bitter sweet taste. Limited edition now sold out.
Key Botanical(s): Rosehip, Rowan Berry, Pink Peppercorn, Plums
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 37.9% vol
Goes great with: Neat over ice or ginger beer and ice.