The new gin launch from Gleann Mor Spirits (makers of Firkin Gin), takes it’s name from the Leith Docks area of Edinburgh where the spirit is made and bottled.
Made using 100% grain spirit, Leith Gin is said to have “delicate and light” aroma of citrus and coriander, and a “fresh and mellow” herbaceous flavour.
“At the same time as we were exploring the idea of creating Leith Gin, we were intrigued to find out that the Port of Leith has a spirited history of importing and exporting, dating back to the 1700s,” said Derek Mair, founder of Gleann Mór Spirits.
“It was the gateway to one of Scotland’s most important 18th century trading partners – the Netherlands – from where the Dutch East India Company imported luxury goods, including gin’s precursor, genever.
“After reading more about this history, there was no going back and Leith Gin was firmly on the horizon.”
The gin is currently available in most bars and restaurants in the Leith area and will be available for online purchase soon.