Emma and Jo worked together over the last two years to make the dream of Fidra Gin become a reality. Emma is a childminder and Jo is a podiatrist. After many years of self-employment, they wanted a new project they could be passionate about.
After Jo’s husband Andy visited friends on the Isle of Jura, he inspired them with the story of Lussa Gin and that lead Jo and Emma to explore the possibility of making an East Lothian Gin, given they were spoilt for choice with all the local coastal botanicals on offer. They purchased a 5 litre still called Sadie and following a lot of experimentation and encouragement from fellow gin makers, Fidra Gin was launched September 2018.
Made in small batches and infused with some heady botanicals including sea buckthorn, elderflower, rosehip and lemon thyme, handpicked from the beautiful local sand dunes, seashore and hedgerows, Fidra is a crystal clear, pure and fragrant gin with a slightly salty tang of the sea.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Rosehip, Elderflower, Sea Buckthorn, Lemon Thyme, Thyme
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 42% vol
Goes great with: Sprig of lemon thyme, tonic and ice.
Method: Distilled (Contract)
Location: Inshriach Distillery, Highland, Scotland