Arbikie Distillery draws from four centuries of farming experience within the Stirling Family. Developing from a dairy farm, to crops and then innovating to become one of the world’s few field-to-bottle distilleries. Perched by the scenic views of Lunan Bay, all ingredients for Arbikie spirits are planted, sown, grown and harvested in the surrounding 2,000 acres that make up the estate. The ingenious distilling team of Kirsty Black, Christian Perez and Mark McNulty are there to ensure that the history, tradition and provenance of Scottish distilling is built into the DNA of each Arbikie spirit.
Kirsty’s Gin is distilled using the carefully selected local botanicals chosen by Master Distiller, Kirsty Black. The kelp, carline thistle and blaeberry embody the elements of ocean, rock and land that surround the east coast and Angus farmlands. As fourth generation Scottish farmers, the team at the Arbikie Highland Estate perfectly nurture the crops that are used to distil their gin. They grow, distil and bottle on their single estate in a true farm to bottle operation.
Key Botanical(s): Carline Thistle, Blaeberries, Sea Kelp
Gin Style: Distilled
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A handful of blueberries, a squeeze of lemon juice, tonic and ice.
Method: Distilled - Field to Bottle
Location: Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery, Angus, Scotland
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Transformed from the remains of an old cattle barn, Arbikie is the first single-estate distillery to distil all spirits in the same copper pot stills, with the vodka and gin spirit continuing their journey to a 40-plate distillation column. This distillation process means all Arbikie spirits reflect the traditional Scotch whisky method. Each spirit is distilled differently, with the base spirit for Arbikie gins being either double or triple distilled. Arbikie spirits are bottled, labelled and sealed on the estate. You will soon be able to see for yourself a sustainable, field-to-bottle distillery built around real craft, real ingredients and real people. Arbikie hopes to open their doors to the Arbikie Distillery Experience in 2021.
Booking: Learn more about the soon to be opened Arbikie Distillery Experience here
Inverkeilor, Arbroath, Scotland, DD11 4UZ - View on Google Maps