To celebrate the end of an amazing year for The Scottish Gin industry, The Scottish Gin Society have released a brand new, beautifully illustrated map of Scottish Gins.
The map shows the locations of distilleries making gin in Scotland as of November 2018. There are many other Scottish Gins that are either contract distilled, compounded or cuckoo distilled in Scotland, but in order to keep the map user-friendly, the decision was taken to only feature those with their own stills – which reflects our distillery map online.
The Scottish Gin Society team worked tirelessly throughout 2018 to keep their online A-Z of Scottish Gin and Scottish Gin distillery map up to date, as over 40 new brands appeared on the market over the course of the year.
To celebrate and share our love of Scottish Gin, the team commissioned Scottish artist, Laura Bremner to create an illustrated map that is available download for free from The Scottish Gin Society website.
Laura, who runs Juniper Press, was chosen as the artist after a member of The Scottish Gin Society team saw her work at a gin festival and felt her unique designs were right for this map.
Laura Bremner is an Aberdeenshire-based designer, illustrator and printmaker. She has been a huge gin fan for many, many years. The spirit has provided inspiration for much of her work, as well as influencing the choice of name for her illustration business, Juniper Press.
“Working on the Scottish Gin Society’s map illustration has been a dream job for me. I thought I knew quite a lot about the Scottish gin industry, but working on this piece has been an education. It’s been a long process but I’m very proud of the end result. It’s a beautiful thing to frame and display in the home, I’m sure it will be well received by fellow gin fans.”
The Scottish Gin Society is a not-for-profit organisation, that exists to celebrate Scottish Gin, sharing news and reviews of the ever-growing number of gin producers in Scotland to thousands of online followers.
Stephen White, founder of The Scottish Gin Society says:
“As 2018 draws to a close, we think that the release of this beautiful map of Scottish Gins is a fitting celebration of an astounding year for the industry. We hope our online community of Scottish Gin lovers enjoy the map and we wish them a very happy 2019.”