Darnley’s Gin began as a Wemyss family adventure, a brother and sister with a background in whisky and wine, were fascinated by the endless combination of botanicals you could use in gin making and the impact this could have on flavour.
They have since moved production to Scotland and more specifically to Kingsbarn Fife and the Wemyss family home and farm.
Darnley’s Gin is made in a traditional pot still using the London Dry method which has been around for centuries. They chose to make gin this way as it pulled on the heritage and skills of their master distiller and ultimately produces a gin with uncompromising quality and flavour.
Darnley’s Original is distilled from 6 botanicals including juniper, elderflower, coriander and lemon peel. Bottled at 40% ABV, this London Dry Gin has a long and dry finish, which makes for a refreshing G&T.
Key Botanical(s): Elderflower, Coriander
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A squeeze of lemon juice, tonic and ice.
Location: Kingsbarns Distillery, Fife, Scotland
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Set in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife, Darnley’s Distillery is housed in a charming cottage overlooking Kingsbarns golf course and the North Sea beyond.
As well as tours, Darnley’s offer a ‘Distil Your Own’ experience. Enjoy a welcome drink then it’s into the gin school for a lesson in botanicals before distilling on a traditional mini copper pot still, enjoying a Darnley’s Gin tour, sipping on a G&T and bottling and labelling your own 70cl gin to take home.
Gin School: Yes
Booking: Book a distillery tour and gin school here
East Newhall Farm, Kingsbarns, Fife, Scotland, KY16 8QE - View on Google Maps