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This gin includes botanicals foraged locally from the coast of Gairloch and Badachro in the Scottish Highlands. Fennel and wild thyme feature alongside two local seaweeds to produce a bright, fresh, truly coastal gin, representative of the wild and beautiful North West Highland’s coast.
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The Badachro Distillery is located in the remote and beautiful hamlet of Badachro, near Gairloch in the Highlands of Scotland. One of the last true wilderness areas in Europe, with pitch dark night skies where the stars are at times almost blindingly bright, an arm of the Milky Way galaxy streaks above in the nights sky and the regularly Aurora Borialis (The Northern Lights) can often be seen dancing overhead. With the sea to the west and north, the Torridon mountains to the east, Loch Torridon to the south, the distillery is surrounded with an abundance of fresh water and natural botanicals. It’s from these magical surroundings that the owners of Badachro Distillery found their inspiration to create a gin named after the place they love and call home.
London Dry Gin
London Dry Gin is both a flavour profile and a production method. London Dry Gins tend to follow the traditional, classic flavour of piney juniper, citrus and spice. Alongside juniper, botanicals in London Dry Gin often include orris root, angelica root, cassia bark, citrus peel and coriander, among the core botanicals. The result is a dry gin that features piney juniper along with bursts of citrus and warming spice and earthy, dry notes from use of botanicals such as cassia bark and coriander. Nothing synthetic can be added like flavourings or colours and nothing can be added post distillation apart from water and a tiny amount of sugar meaning all flavours come from distillation.
From its elevated position, the Badachro Distillery provides panoramic views over the village of Badachro and Gairloch. This rural distillery houses a traditional copper pot still named ‘Delilah’ that originated in Portugal. The distillery provides small, intimate tours in summer each year that include an introduction to Badachro with owners Gordon and Vanessa.