Esker Spirits is Royal Deeside’s first gin distillery and was founded in October 2015 by husband and wife Steve and Lynne Duthie. A keen interest in gin evolved into nearly 2 years experimentation with a 1 litre copper still in their kitchen. An empty workshop at the bottom of the garden became the first Esker distillery with one goal – to produce premium spirits with a real taste experience.
In early 2017 the distillery moved to the Kincardine Estate, the home of its silver birch sap. Multi award winning Esker Gin is now produced and bottled in the family owned distillery located on the Kincardine Highland Estate, Royal Deeside, Scotland.
A multi award winning gin produced on the Kincardine Scottish Highland Estate. A classic gin with enhanced flavours, complimented by mixers and garnish, not defined by them. With over a dozen botanicals, it is a classic but distinctive full flavoured gin distilled in a traditional copper pot still.
Key Botanical(s): Silver Birch Sap, Pink Peppercorns, Rosehip
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 42% vol
Goes great with: Orange peel, tonic and ice.
Location: Esker Spirits Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The Esker Spirits Distillery was Aberdeenshire’s first gin distillery and was founded in October 2015 by husband and wife Steven and Lynne Duthie. Located on the Kincardine Highland Estate, Royal Deeside, the Esker Spirits Distillery sits atop of an Esker, a ridge created by a glacier and hence where the business and products get their name. With stunning views over Royal Deeside that capture the Cairngorms National Park and the River Dee, the distillery is a true rural distillery that produces spirits directly influenced by the terroir. The distillery is kitted out with two traditional copper pot stills.
Booking: Not open to the public
Kincardine Estate, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland