Established in 2017 by product designer, photographer and distiller James Porteous, Achroous Gin is the flagship release from Electric Spirit Co. Completing a Masters Degree in distillation at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, famous amongst the distillation world for its courses and facilities, James set to work setting up Electric Spirit Co. and started work on his signature spirit – Achroous Gin.
Working from his distillery facility in Leith, James has created a number of limited edition spirits for special events in the city including Gin #00 Festival Gin, which was made for the North Hop Festival and Gorse spirit, which was sold at Edinburgh’s Timberyard Restaurant.
Apart from Juniper, The Electric Spirt Co. opted for non-traditional botanicals including Sichuan Pepper, which adds a woody, floral warmth and spice to the taste. Sensitively made so the botanicals blend and compliment the faint aniseed and herbal kick of fennel.
Key Botanical(s): Sichuan Pepper, Fennel Seed, Coriander Seed
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41% vol
Goes great with: Tonic and ice.
Location: Tower Street Stillhouse, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Sitting just a few yards from the Port of Leith basin and hidden away amongst some inconspicuous industrial units, you’ll find the Tower Street Stillhouse, the current shared home of Electric Spirit Co. and the Port of Leith Distillery. It’s fair to say it’s the only distillery in the UK to feature a shed as an office! The shared distillery space has proven to be a space for collaboration, innovation and experimentation for distiller James Porteous with regular visitors from the on-trade wishing to learn more about Electric Spirit Co. and their spirits.
53 Tower Street, Leith, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 7BN - View on Google Maps