Once upon a time on a Caribbean beach, Fred Stockton tasted an orange based spirit, briefly meeting the distiller, which set his creative juices flowing. While travelling home, subliminally linking back to his Orcadian roots, he sketched ‘double X’, Old Norse for ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’.
A chance meeting with Lost Loch Spirits’ owners and a re-telling of the story continued the journey. They guided from concept, agreeing to many rounds of development and supporting Fred’s wish to fill the Still and bottle the batches.
Fred never found out the distiller’s name, so he crowned him ‘Alexander’ and dedicated this labour of love to the man himself.
Alexander’s is smooth and luxurious, intended to be enjoyed straight over ice. A tradition London Dry, crafted in small batches, containing 11 botanicals sourced from 5 continents and complemented by the purest waters in the world from natural Scottish mountain springs. This is a Juniper forward Gin with warming notes of orange and spice.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Orange, Deeside Honey
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 44.4% vol
Goes great with: A slice of grapefruit, tonic and ice.
Method: Distilled (Contract)
Location: Lost Loch Spirits Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland