Nestled deep in the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, you’ll discover the home of Caorunn and the Balmenach Distillery. The distillery was established in 1824 by James MacGregor, originally from a family of farmers and illicit distillers who resided in Tomintoul.
Situated on the banks of the River Spey, the distillery stands beneath the nearby hill of Tom Lethendry, where the Jacobites were defeated in the Battle of Cromdale in 1690.
In 1897, the distillery was purchased by Glenlivet and was served by its own railway branch until 1969. The distillery closed in 1941 and re-opened in 1947, following expansion of its facilities.
Expertly handcrafted in small batches of 1,000 litres by Simon Buley. Harnessing Scotland’s unique natural resources, Caorunn is infused in the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber. The highest quality pure grain spirit and crystal clear Scottish water are married with 6 traditional and 5 Celtic handpicked botanicals from surrounding hills. Caorunn (pronounced ‘ka-roon’) from the Gaelic ‘Rowan Berry', is a quadruple distilled modern London Dry. The taste is clean, sweet, full-bodied, with a fresh, long-lasting finish.
Key Botanical(s): Rowan Berries, Coul Blush Apple, Heather, Dandelion, Bog Myrtle
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41.8% vol
Goes great with: Slices of red apple, tonic and ice.
Location: Balmenach Distillery, Highland, Scotland