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Makar Original Gin is the first gin to be distilled in the city of Glasgow. Embracing the characteristics of the city itself, Makar is a bold and vibrant gin that derives its name from the ancient Scots word for ‘the maker’. Seven sides to Makar’s bottle represents the number of carefully selected botanicals, which perfectly complement the finest Juniper. These botanicals are distilled in small batches in their copper still, Annie, to produce a perfectly-balanced juniper-led gin.
Invigorating fresh pine and eucalyptus, floral and herbal rosemary notes with touches of zesty lemon citrus
Robust juniper supported by citrus and savoury notes, black pepper spice with hints of liquorice contributing to a fully rounded and balanced mouthfeel
Long smooth dry finish, with notes of angelica and lingering warm pepper spice and rosemary
Rosemary, Cassia Bark, Angelica Root
Goes great with:
A slice of mild green chilli, tonic and ice
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Glasgow was once home to hundreds of distilleries until the Depression and Prohibition led to their closure. As the first distillery in Glasgow for 100 years, The Glasgow Distillery Company is creating a new chapter in the city’s history of producing and distilling spirits. Founded in 2014 and drawing on the pioneering spirit of Scotland’s first licensed distillers, The Glasgow Distillery Company takes its name from one of Glasgow’s original distilleries. Founded at Dundashill in 1770, the distillery was known, for a time, as The Glasgow Distillery Company and remained active until the beginning of the 20th Century.
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 Glasgow Distillery Company, the first distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years, is located close to the River Clyde, which was once the heartbeat of Glasgow’s industrial heartland. The distillery now houses five copper stills, but Annie is ultimately responsible for production of Makar Glasgow Gin. The distillery produces a range of spirits including gin, whisky and vodka. A true working distillery, the building is abuzz with activity as the team of distillers continue to make and develop a range of award-winning spirits.