Inshriach Estate consists of 200 acres of natural woodland and pasture bordered on the north by the river Spey and to the south by the foothills of the Cairngorms and just a few miles away from the famous Lairig Ghru long distance walk.
The Inshriach Distillery, led by Master Distiller Walter Micklethwait, came to fame in 2015 by winning Channel 4’s Shed of the Year, although the distillery is far from what you expect when you picture a typical garden shed. The distillery is an eclectic mix of vintage Americana meets traditional Scottish meets pop art and a whole lot more thrown into the mix, creating a truly original and unique place to visit.
The signature gin from the Inshriach Distillery is made with locally foraged Scottish juniper berries, juniper shoots and rosehip along with a number of other botanicals providing a sweet, floral, piney flavour.
Key Botanical(s): Scottish Juniper, Rosehip
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A sprig of mint, slice of lime, tonic and ice.
Location: Inshriach Distillery, Highland, Scotland
The Inshriach Distillery is unlike any other distillery in the UK. On first glance, it appears to be an American Western Saloon that might not have looked out of place in the mid 18th century, frequented by cowboys, trappers and those seeking their fame and fortune from gold prospecting. On closer inspection, you’ll discover the sparkle of copper and the scent of juniper in the air. Channels 4’s Shed of The Year show awarded the distillery the top honour for its truly unique appearance and decor. Inside you’ll discover a traditional copper pot still situated in the gin lab, a bar, a shop and a vast array of artefacts ranging from the curious to the hilarious. The distillery sits on the Inshriach estate, which is a hive of activity throughout the year hosting festivals, camping and bothy experiences and Inshriach House itself.
Inshriach House, Inshriach Estate, Aviemore, Highland, Scotland, PH22 1QP - View on Google Maps