King’s Hill is a small batch Scottish Gin handcrafted in the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh. Made in batches of around 200 bottles in Marion, a traditional Iberian copper pot still, King’s Hill combines traditional gin botanicals such as juniper, orris root and coriander with botanicals handpicked from the Pentland Hills including gorse and elderflower.
King’s Hill Gin takes its name from a bet between King Robert the Bruce and Sir William ‘The Crusader’ Sinclair of Roslin. The wager – to catch the elusive white Pentland Stag – was won by Sinclair who named the hill side in the King’s honour. Created with botanicals grown high in the hill that he won from the king, King’s Hill Gin is a salute to the Crusader.
The bottle incorporates the legendary Pentland stag's antlers and the lines echo the landscape around King's Hill and the reservoir that supplies the water to the surrounding area. King’s Hill Gin is a juniper led gin that has distinct notes of citrus and is exceptionally crisp and smooth.
Key Botanical(s): Rosehip, Heather, Gorse, Elderflower
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 44% vol
Goes great with: A slice of grapefruit, Mediterranean tonic and ice.
Situated in an inconspicuous industrial unit, The Pentland Still distillery sits on the outskirts of Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh, overlooked by the imposing Pentland Hills. The distillery features a traditional Iberian copper pot still named Marion after distiller Sandy’s grandmother. The distillery also houses a tasting room and botanical store and a full-size Nordic Shuttleboard game.
Booking: Not open to the public