Crossbill originally started life on a small estate on the outskirts of Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands before relocating in 2017 to its current home in Glasgow’s famous Barras. The Hatchery distillery is home to Crossbill’s distillation of Scottish Gins along with a gin school and shop.
The core Scottish Gins are created using a limited number of hand-foraged fresh botanicals, which are carefully and ethically foraged in the Scottish Highlands before being prepared for distillation. It’s this process of using wild Scottish botanicals along with a slow maceration process under the watchful eye of the distillery team that gives Crossbill Gins their balanced fresh flavour of the Scottish Highlands.
Crossbill Scottish Dry Gin is a celebration of juniper and rosehip exclusively. It is made using only these two botanicals, which are hand-foraged from the Scottish Highlands. Crossbill has re-established a long lost tradition of harvesting Scottish juniper. For them, this creates a distinct taste evocative of the ancient pine forests where juniper has grown for centuries.
Key Botanical(s): Scottish Juniper, Rosehip
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43.8% vol
Goes great with: A sprig of fresh rosemary, tonic and ice.
Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: The Hatchery, Glasgow City, Scotland
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Formerly based at a distillery in the Scottish Highlands, Crossbill Distilling moved to their current distillery, known as The Hatchery, in the heart of Glasgow’s Barrowlands in the Spring of 2017. The distillery, which is in the Barras Art and Design (BAaD) centre, features a traditional Alembic copper pot still, used for all the Crossbill Gin distillations. The distillery also features a gin school where visitors can create their own Scottish Gin recipe before distilling on a mini copper pot still.
Gin School: Yes
Booking: Book a gin school experience here
Unit 1, BAaD, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow, Scotland, G40 2SB - View on Google Maps