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Handmade using the cold compound or bathtub method, Gin Bothy is nestled in the Angus Glens of Scotland. The base spirit used in Original Bothy Gin is produced just over a mile away at a local distillery. They then infuse their Gins with Scottish botanicals, traditional botanicals and local seasonal fruits in small batches, working through the process by hand at each step.
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It’s a hillwalking tradition to seek shelter and warmth after a long day on the hills. For some this is a cosy seat in the nearest pub, for others it’s a night in a bothy with a hip flask. Inspired by the history and heritage of Scottish bothy life, Gin Bothy was born and they embrace the old fashioned approach - homegrown and simple. What started off as a jam making business soon evolved into a gin brand, putting the excess fruit and leftovers to good use. Thanks to the stewardship of Kim Cameron, founder of Gin Bothy, the business today still follows the same founding principles that Gin Bothy was built upon - producing honest, local drinks that capture the landscape and reconnect with the past.
Bathtub Gin takes its name from a term that first appeared in America in the 1920’s during the prohibition era as bootleggers found bathtubs were the perfect size for making batches of gin. Also known as compounded or cold compounded, this production method combines a neutral alcohol spirit and botanicals in a large vessel where the alcohol slowly extracts the flavours and colours from the botanicals.
Gin Bothy Gins are handmade using the cold compound or bathtub method and the base spirit is produced just over a mile away at a local distillery. They then infuse their Gins with Scottish botanicals, traditional botanicals and local seasonal fruits in small batches, working through the process by hand at each step. The Gin Bothy’s production and visitor experience are split over two sites. The current production facilitates are located on the outskirts of Kirriemuir and closed to the public. The Gin Bothy Experience is housed in a former stables block in the village of Glamis, home to the world famous Glamis Castle.