Nestled in the lowlands of Aberdeenshire, the House of Elrick estate is a home rich in history. Built at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment period in 1720, this home hosted lively discussions from some of the most respected creative, philosophical and scientific minds.
House of Elrick was the home of an entrepreneurial family of cattle farmers and millers and has passed hands only 5 times in almost 300 years. The house was once visited by Bonnie Prince Charlie who gifted the Jacobite rose to the estate. It can now be found growing in the beautiful walled garden at the heart of the grounds. Today the family work to restore the walls and create a unique gin experience.
House of Elrick Gin is made using the finest botanicals including pink peppercorn, sweet fennel, heather pearls and rose petals. Refreshing and aromatic, the resulting taste profile provides a fresh, yet earthy, bold infusion of flavours that can be enjoyed on ice or as part of a beautifully crafted cocktail.
Key Botanical(s): Heather Pearls, Rose Petals
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 42% vol
Goes great with: Orange peel, tonic and ice.
Location: House of Elrick Distillery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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The purpose built distillery sits nestled on the House of Elrick Estate next to the listed walled garden. The distillery houses a bespoke still that was commissioned and crafted in Speyside by master coppersmiths the Speyside Copper Works.
Elrick House and the estate is currently undergoing a vast restoration and refurbishment programme. Eventually the estate will house a new cafe and bar along with a second distillery that will sit within the newly landscaped walled garden.
Elrick House, Elrick Estate, Newmachar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB21 7PY - View on Google Maps