McGin – Glaswegian pride bottled

This week we’ve been adding a few new Scottish Gins to our online A-Z to keep it up to date.  One of these is the wonderfully-named McGin, “a proper Glasgow Gin”, distilled at The Glasgow Distillery and its eye-catching label design and smooth taste are sure to make it a firm favourite with gin-lovers from Glasgow and further afield.

We got in touch for a chat and this is what Celeste McGinn, founder of McGin told us:
After twenty-five years of owning pubs and even longer in the drinks industry, Celeste wanted to make her mark on the new craft gin boom. She and her team wanted to produce a gin that appealed to people from all walks of life, of all ages who would enjoy a quality gin.

They wanted a gin that could be drunk smooth, in a simple gin and tonic or a crafty cocktail so that no matter what your preference, everyone could enjoy it. So confident are they about their new gin, they aim to convert people who don’t drink gin into gin lovers!

At the heart of McGin is a pride in being Glaswegian. The team consists of a crew of proud Glaswegians that help with the production, distilling and design of the product.

To them, the most important factor is that the people of Glasgow love the gin as much as we do.

McGin is a proper Glasgow gin, authentic and unpretentious with a great sense of humour, like most Glaswegians! It is made to a very high standard and has 8 botanicals: juniper, rosehip, blackberry leaf, angelica root, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander and liquorice. The resulting taste is subtle, and the combination of botanicals allows McGin to be manipulated to a consumer’s personal taste. By using garnishes and tonics that compliment two or three of the botanicals, McGin drinkers will be able to create a drink that adheres to their own preferences.

And what about that amazing label?  Celeste says she wanted it to be fun and lighthearted, representing the defining nature of most Glaswegians.

McGin is available for £35.00 (70cl) or £5 (5cl) from and in Celeste’s 3 Glasgow pubs on Hope Street – Denholms26 Hope Street and McGinn’s. We’re paying them a visit soon and will be bringing you our verdict on the gin -something we’re really looking forward to!

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