With 2021 well underway and Burn’s Night fast approaching, we thought we would share some of our Scottish Gin suggestions to rival any Whisky, for your ‘At Home Burns Supper’ this year.
Traditionally toasting Robbie Burns with a ‘dram’ of Whisky, and for the true Scots among us, usually neat, we thought we would come up with some Scottish Gin suggestions for all you ‘Lads & Lassies’ out there who want something different this year. A break from tradition maybe? But we think you will be Ginspired.
Glenwyvis Distillers based in the Highlands of Scotland, beneath the magnificent Ben Wyvis mountain, on the outskirts of Dingwall. The team at Glenwyvis Distillery, producers of the Cask Matured GoodWill Quercus Alba Gin could definitely be a contender for your Burns Supper Dram. A limited Edition, aged in a single American ‘white oak’ Barrel to give it the vanilla notes. Also producers of GoodWill Quercus Robur, a cask matured, limited edition Scottish craft gin. The difference being this expression is aged in a single 1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead, which gives this gin a richer flavour. An ideal selection for toasting the haggis on Burns night.
Makar Oak Aged Gin is the brainchild of The Glasgow Distillery Co. Producers of Whisky, Gin, Vodka & Rum, these Distillers have a range that will suit everyone. The name Makar derives from the ancient Scots word for ‘poet’ – a maker of verse; this is what the team at The Glasgow Distillery are proud to commit to every bottle produced. The award winning Cask Matured Makar Oak Aged Gin is a must for your ever growing Gin Shelf.
An Edinburgh based award-winning family of Gins; Firkin Gin appeals to traditional drinkers as well as the newbies of the Gin world. With their distinct branding you can choose from Gins which have been rested in Scottish Islay whisky casks giving them a peaty, smoky finish. If you prefer a lighter tipple, try the Gin rested in American white oak cask or even the French wine cask. Something even Robbie Burns would approve of.
The title for the most northerly mainland Distillery in the UK belongs to that of Dunnet Bay Distillers, producers of the award-winning Rock Rose Gin. We all strive to make our Gin Shelves that little bit different and have different expressions for just the right occasion. Why not fill that space on your shelf with the Rock Rose limited edition ‘Lassies Toast Gin’. This gin has been inspired by the Moorland Tea that Robert Burns is rumoured to have enjoyed in his time. So, come on all you Lassies (& Laddies) order a bottle online in time for Burns Night.
In the heart of Scotland, Kilty Gin based in Dunblane. A tipple that sounds ‘the’ most appropriate accompaniment for a Burn’s Supper. Rowan berries hand picked from just outside the distillery are the key ingredient for this London style dry gin. With its beautiful tartan ‘Kilty’ label it’s the perfect centre piece for your table. Order online and get your bottles personally etched with initials or name of choice. For more information and to order online click here.
So whatever tipple you choose to toast the haggis with, make it Scottish. Have a look on our Gincyclopedia to see if there are any more that you would like to try. Buy direct online, and have them delivered right to your door step. Slàinte Mhath!