Kinrara’s Highland Distillery is nestled in 12,000 acres of Cairngorm National Park, just outside Aviemore. The centuries old Cairngorm estate was founded by Lady Jane Gordon, beautiful socialite and co-creator of the famous Gordon Highlanders. It was in her drawing room that Rabbie Burns first read his poetry to Edinburgh society.
One of Scotland’s newest micro-distilleries, Kinrara Distillery make Highland Dry Gin infused with local flora and berries. The team prides itself on creating handcrafted small batch spirit using direct-fired stills that were hand made for the distillery in Portugal. Everything is lovingly done by hand, by their passionate Highland team.
A juniper led dry gin, combining both foraged and locally sourced botanicals. The rosehip and rowan berries are gathered from the estate grounds. The distillation process sees the botanicals macerating for several hours. Once the stills are full, a long, slow distillation allows the distillers to decide the cut points by taste rather than yield.
Key Botanical(s): Rosehip, Rowan Berry
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 41.5% vol
Goes great with: A twist of orange peel, tonic and ice.
Location: Kinrara Distillery, Highland, Scotland
Set in the vast and rugged setting of the wild Scottish Cairngorms National Park, the whitewashed converted steading is home to the distillery. Featuring traditional copper pot stills, bottling and packing facilitates, all production takes place on-site at the distillery. With a tasting room available for tasting events adorned with some of the artwork featured on the artists edition gins, the distillery is a true highland home. The distillery is part of the Kinrara Estate, which means the team have access to a variety of local botanicals that grow wild on estate plus an abundance of fresh water direct from the estate.
Lynwilg Farm Steading, Aviemore, Highland, PH22 1PZ - View on Google Maps