A few years ago Ross and Alyson Jamieson had to sell their IT business for health reasons and look for a new career path. After filling in over fifty job applications with no job offers forthcoming, they sat in a hot tub one night having a ‘blue sky’ discussion about their futures. Aided by the large G&Ts in their hands at the time, they came up with the fabulous idea of setting up their own distillery – primarily to make gin but also to experiment with other spirits.
The pair had always been keen whisky drinkers and fascinated by all things distilling so to create craft spirits, starting from scratch turned out to be just the challenge they were looking for.
When creating their signature gin, Ross and Alyson tried to create a little bit of Linlithgow in a bottle – from its iconic skyline evident in the label design and bottle shape; the locally foraged meadowsweet in the gin; and the tasting panel of local residents who helped them create the perfect flavour profile. They even distil, bottle and label every single bottle themselves in Linlithgow.
LinGin is a classic Premium London Dry gin with a big juniper hit on the nose, followed by sweet vanilla and citrus.
On the palate, the piney juniper gives way to warm citrus and sweet vanilla and then finishes with a warm pepper note.
Extremely smooth, LinGin can be drunk neat over ice.
The LinGin team encourage you to experiment and find what suits you best. But they love theirs with 1 part LinGin to 3 parts Fever-tree Mediterranean Tonic over lashings of ice and garnished with a small sprig of rosemary and/or a quarter slice of orange.
Ross Jamieson, Distiller, Sales
Alyson Jamieson, Production, Finance and Legal
The LinGin bottle towers above others on the gin shelf, a fitting tribute to the Linlithgow skyline depicted on the bottle. The gin itself is also monumental – the flavours coming forward are bold yet balanced, taking the traditional juniper-led profile of a classic London Dry gin and infusing it with a sweet citrus burst, aromatic herbs and warm spices. We particularly love the delicate sweet notes that we think comes from the locally-foraged meadowsweet. An excellent gin and a great reflection of a proud and ancient town.