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Distilled with nine botanicals, Mackintosh Scottish Gin is a classic London Dry gin flavour profile. Juniper forward, the gin has notes of citrus and floral thanks to the use of Mediterranean citrus fruits and locally foraged elderflower. To taste, the gin opens with piney juniper moving to classic bursts of citrus with a warming, refreshing spice on the finish.
Juniper-led with a floral hint from the elderflower and sweet citrusy undertones of orange and lemon
Clean heady juniper on the tongue, smooth with a citrus hit
Garnish and tonic opens up the gin to a citrus burst which the grapefruit enhances, floral notes then emerge finishing with a lingering crisp finish. Bold juniper that mellows with tonic leaving a mild peppery spice and fresh aftertaste
Mackintosh Gin is a true family brand, consisting of Jim and Deborah Mackintosh and their three daughters. The County of Angus where they're based, has a rich history of Viking invasions, Romans, Picts and Celts. It is an area abundant with ancient standing stones and natural beauty and affectionately known as ‘The birthplace of Scotland’. True to their Angus roots, the inspiration for the branding was taken from ‘Lover’s Knot’, a symbol which is carved into a 9th century Pictish stone in Meigle, not far from the couple’s home. A similar version of the knot can be found on the Droston Pictish Stone in St Vigeans near Arbroath, 2 miles from where Mackintosh Gin is distilled.
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.
The family-run Mackintosh Gin opted to work with local award-winning distillery, Distillutions, under the watchful eye of their experienced distiller Lewis Scothern in Arbroath, Angus. The Mackintosh Gins use a grain neutral spirit for the base before rectification with a balanced botanical mix in custom 50 litre still.