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Kintyre Pink Gin, which is naturally coloured, is made using Scottish oats and raspberries. This creates a delicate fruity spirit with a creamy finish, much like the very Scottish dessert, Cranachan. If possible, store away from sunlight. As it’s naturally coloured, it does lose colour over time but it won’t affect the flavour or quality.
‘Beinn an Tuirc’ translates from gaelic as ‘The Hill of the Wild Boar’ and is the highest point in Kintyre, located above the distillery. The range of Kintyre Gins are sustainably produced using the distillery's own renewable energy, powered from the small hydro-electric scheme at Torrisdale Castle Estate. The water too, is sourced from the very hill where they take their name. Kintyre Gin was created to reflect the distillery's unique coastal, pasture and woodland position on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula.
Distilled Gins are similar to London Dry Gins, except natural or artificial flavourings can be added after the distillation process. The flavours can vary greatly and some gins can often cross over to other gin styles, for example where sugars have been added to created an Old Tom style gin or maceration with fruit to create a Flavoured Gin. Some Distilled Gins also follow the London Dry style to the letter but go on to include additional botanical/s to their gin post-distillation and therefore can’t be classed as a London Dry Gin. Distilled Gin is sometimes referred to as Contemporary, New American, New Western or International style gin.
Beinn an Tuirc Distillery occupies a former piggery building located on the Torrisdale Castle Estate in Kintyre, Scotland. Torrisdale Castle Estate has been in the ownership of the Macalister Hall family since 1872 and over the years has benefited from innovative diversification and in 2020 they generated more energy than they used, with an ongoing focus to reduce their carbon footprint. The Beinn an Tuirc Distillery features a distillery, tasting room, shop and gin school with big plans to introduce a cafe, walled garden, whisky stills and more in 2021. Their still, ‘Big Don’, produces a variety of gin expressions and other spirits and liqueurs.