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A softer and sweeter style of gin reimagined. his botanically sweet gin contains fresh peach, Madagascan vanilla, floral notes from chamomile, jasmine and orange flowers, with body provided by milk thistle seeds. No sugar or sweetener added so technically this is a London Dry style gin. Bottled at 41% ABV to balance the floral notes with the sweetness and body provided by the peach and milk thistle.
Holyrood Distillery is the product of Canadians Rob and Kelly Carpenter and Scot David Robertson, who collectively share a love for Edinburgh, Scotch Whisky and interesting challenges. Holyrood Distillery has been thoughtfully renovated and is situated next to Holyrood Park, in the heart of Edinburgh’s distilling history. With the opportunity to bring single malt distilling back to the centre of Edinburgh after almost 100 years, Holyrood Distillery does so with flavour at the forefront. Unconstrained by heritage, category and tradition, they aim to be a distinctively different spirits company. Their focus is on experimentation alongside a commitment to produce high-quality, full-flavoured spirits for anyone with an open mind and an open mouth.
Old Tom Gin
Old Tom Gin is a style of gin that’s had a resurgence in recent years. Old Tom Gins can be described as being similar to London Dry Gins expect sweeter. Normally, sugars, honey or sweet syrups are added in the distillation or post-distillation to create a sweet style gin that retains botanical flavours but is underpinned with sweet notes on the palate.
Holyrood Distillery sits under the watchful eye of Arthur’s Seats, the main peak that forms the Holyrood hills that dominates Edinburgh’s skyline. Lovingly and sympathetically restored, the former Engine Shed building, now Holyrood Distillery, dates back to 1835. With visitor experiences tailored around both gin and whisky, visitors can expect a rich, visual and sensory experience.