The Perth Distillery Company was founded in 2017 with their signature Perth Gin originally distilled by the Perth Gin team at a nearby distillery before opening their own distillery in the heart of Perth overlooking the majestic River Tay in November 2019. Despite Perth’s historical connections with world famous spirits brands, The Perth Distillery is the first distillery in the city to produce a spirit.
Based in a labyrinth of former stable blocks in the grounds of The Royal George Hotel, which once housed the coaching horses of Queen Victoria, the distillery is home to two Portuguese copper alembic stills. The focus for The Perth Distillery Company has always been to produce premium Scottish spirits using traditional methods ensuring greater control over each batch produced without losing the craft. Using regular taste and smell checks during the distillation means only the finest hearts are used in the final products.
Distilled using fifteen botanicals on traditional Portuguese copper alembic stills, Perth Gin Original is a rich juniper led gin. With juniper at the fore, the gin develops into spicy notes of coriander then the citrus of lemon and lime peel before finishing with aromatic, rich notes of cardamom, fennel, fresh ginger root and star anise.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Fresh Ginger Root, Star Anise
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43.5% vol
Goes great with: A slice of blood orange, tonic and ice.
Housed in The Royal George Hotel, The Perth Distillery is home to two traditional Portuguese copper alembic stills. All distillation and bottling takes place onsite at the distillery. Along with a tour of the distillery and opportunity to learn more about the distillation process, visitors can also try their hand at making gin by taking part in The Perth Distillery Gin School.
Gin School: Yes
Booking: Book online here
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