Having spent over a decade running an electrical engineering business that included a number of distilleries, father and son Jim and Lawrence Nicholson, were slowly introduced to gin. Through their work and family, gin slowly became a favourite tipple in the Nicholson household.
Hogmanay 2019 was a turning point for the family as they sat enjoying a few gins to bring in the bells. They agreed it would be a unique offering, to be able to make your own gin online and have a bottle of the finished gin delivered to your door. Fast forward to October 2019, with a one-of-a-kind bespoke still in place, the distillery offers their own Scottish Gin and a unique website that lets you design your own gin.
The signature Scottish Gin expression from Inspirited; Inspirited Dry Gin is a London Dry Gin distilled with juniper, coriander seed, cardamom, lemon peel, orris root and galangal root. Initial juniper and citrus give way to a slightly sweet spice on the finish. The recipe went through approximately 350 tweaks and iterations before the final recipe was approved and distilled using a vapour basket in the bespoke still resulting in a gin that delivers a delicate, balanced flavour profile.
Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Lemon Peel, Cardamom
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 37.5% vol
Goes great with: A slice of lemon, Mediterranean tonic and ice.
Location: Inspirited Distillery, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
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The Inspirited Distillery is located in the small market town of Strathaven in Midlothian. Operating from their commercial unit in the town, the distillery is fitted with a one-of-a-kind still that was designed by founder Lawrence and the team at Allied Beverage Tanks in Chicago, USA. The still allows the distillery to produce single bottles of gin thanks to its unique configuration. The result being that multiple gins can be produced during one distillation process, which lends itself perfectly to their ‘design you own gin online’ service. The distillery can then prepare the recipe, distil the gin, bottle and dispatch to the creator.
Booking: Not open to the public
Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Scotland