Scottish Gin News

Round-Up January 2019.

Published: 1st February 2019

Our end of month round-up captures some of the exciting news from the wonderful world of Scottish Gin. From new Scottish Gin expressions to distillery openings and more. If you’ve got a story you’d like us to consider for inclusion in next month’s Scottish Gin News Round-Up then email

New Scottish Gins

Rock Rose Grapefruit Old Tom, Dunnet Bay Distillers

The Old Tom style of gin is a style that has played a significant role in the evolution of gin over the centuries. Old in name but with the release of the Grapefruit Old Tom from Dunnet Bay Distillers, there’s certainly nothing old about this new grapefruit packed gin, which has been created by the team behind the award-winning Rock Rose gin expressions. Described as “deliciously fresh” and distilled using hand peeled organic grapefruit peel, which is then hung in the botanical basket inside the gin still. Using vapour infusion along with traditional gin botanicals, the resulting gin is slightly sweeter with use of muscovado sugar.

Learn more about Dunnet Bay Distillers here.

The Gin Cooperative

A new look Scottish Gin directory

As our website has grown so has our Scottish Gin Directory. We always wanted it to be the number one resource for helping gin drinkers and the on and off trade discover the real facts behind the many Scottish Gins available. We used January as a month to look at how we could improve what we already had and revamped the look of the directory. We introduced a new thumbnail format for each gin plus a number of ways to organise the directory including by gin style, business location and production location i.e. distillery name.

On each gin makers profile page we also revamped each gin description to include more clarity on production location and method. As gin drinkers first and foremost, we feel being able to offer this level of clarity and detail is what makes our Scottish Gin directory a key educational resource. We put countless hours and effort into making sure gin makers profile pages are accurate and that we add new Scottish Gins when we have the full details behind the bottle and the maker.

We’re really proud to have the world’s largest, most detailed and in-depth Scottish Gin directory and it’s something we will continue to look at on an on-going basis to see where we can add even more detail and transparency.

See the directory here.

The Gin Cooperative audience survey

Having been on social media for one year, and having a consumer facing, educational resource for gin drinkers, we wanted to get a better understanding of how our first year had gone. What better way to find out what we were doing right and what we needed to improve upon than by asking our audience for their feedback.

We had hoped for a lot of positive feedback, but we were genuinely delighted with the results and feedback.

Read our survey results here.

The Gin Cooperative Features January 2019

Here’s a look back at the editorial features we published in January 2019.

2018: A Year in Review – read it here.

Our People, The Old Curiosity Distillery – read it here.

Women of Gin, Emma Bouglet & Jo Brydie – read it here.

The Future of Gin, Liam Pennycook, Deeside Distillery – read it here.

Shaken & Stirred, Legendary Bramble, Loch Ness Legends – find out how to make it here.

A day in the life of Georgina, Alicia & Claire, Lussa Gin – read it here.

Meet the Blogger, Inka Kukkamaki, On The Sauce Again – read it here.

Smoky Martini – find out how to make it here.

Voices of Gin, Olivier Ward, Gin Foundry – read it here.

Valentine’s Day Gifts – read it here.

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