Beinn an Tuirc Distillers began production in June 2017 and is based on Torrisdale Estate, Kintyre.
They produce Kintyre Botanical Gin, a locally handcrafted product based and produced solely on the peninsula. The distillery is located in an old piggery building on the estate and the boar remains central to their branding. The brand and estate has embraced sustainable tourism, with its own tree planting scheme, renewable energy schemes, and the development of a gin distillery run on these principles seemed like a natural choice.
The building and gin still are powered directly from the on-site hydro-electric scheme, making it the first distillery of its kind in Scotland. All of this, paired with the fact they donate a percentage of profits to local community schemes, makes this one of the most ethical Scottish gins we can think of.
With the launch of their distillery tours, you can visit Beinn An Tuirc Distillery to take a look at their sustainable operation and visit the shop on the beautiful Torrisdale Castle Estate. The tour lasts around an hour and you’ll learn all about the story of Kintyre Gin and the origins of the distillery as well as the history of the surrounding estate and the journey of gin through the ages to the current boom we are experiencing in Scotland.
Kintyre Gin is a Classic London Dry Gin that blends both traditional and unique botanicals beautifully. Initial vibrant, fresh juniper leads into delicate floral and citrus notes. A smooth, dry finish with a warm lingering spice.
You can enjoy this excellent gin served neat on the rocks or with a premium tonic. Each and every palate is different, however they suggest using Fever-Tree Mediterranean with a sprig of basil, or perhaps a naturally light tonic with some fresh mint.
This is a great tasting London Dry gin, that is equally good neat as with tonic. The team particularly love the freshness of drinking it garnished with mint which complements both the citrus notes and spice.