Back in 1720, when Scotland was at the height of the enlightenment era, The House of Elrick was established. The impressive family estate was nestled in the lowlands of Aberdeen shire, and, inspired by the thinking and radical shift against the ‘norm’, the house became a centre for artists, poets and writers who gathered there to discuss their philosophies, fuelled by a glass or two of London dry gin.
The house itself has a rich and exciting history, including a visit by Bonnie Prince Charlie, who introduced the Jacobite Rose, still growing in the estate’s garden. House of Elrick founder, Stuart Ingram purchased the 300-year-old B-listed home in 2014 with the intention of transforming it into a gin distillery and visitor centre, helping promote tourism in this beautiful area of Scotland. Since then, the team have worked tirelessly to restore the house to its former glory and welcome creative and enlightened minds to fill its rooms once again.
Work is well underway to transform the house and grounds to its former glory, including a garden restaurant, guest rooms and plans as a unique luxury wedding venue.
The House of Elrick brand is synonymous with Scotland and their delicate, yet bold premium gin uses 9 gorgeous botanicals and the freshest water from Loch Ness. They have stayed true to their heritage and it truly is a gin for enlightened minds.
Nose: Bright, Fresh and fragrant
Palate: Juniper to the fore with a rich citrus blend, with a rich floral note kick from the rose and heather, balanced nicely with the coriander and pepper spice.
Finish: Refreshing angelica and smooth lingering sweet fennel that tickles once consumed.
The team at House of Elrick suggest you enjoy the gin with lots of Ice, garnished with orange zest and topped with Fever-Tree light tonic
Stuart Ingram – Owner/Director
A bold and earthy gin, with complex fruity, floral and spicy notes, this is a wonderful premium-tasting gin for people who love a lot of flavour. We love the heritage and adore the bottle. We’re hoping a couple more might help us achieve enlightenment?