Persie Gin is the brainchild of the people behind the world’s first touring gin club, Chrissie and Simon Fairclough. Simon toured the UK, teaming up with those at the forefront of the drinks industry, to help thousands of gin lovers in their quest to find the perfect snifter.
Simon, a former consultant for Johnnie Walker, gained his qualification from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in 2013 and, with his wife Chrissie’s background in marketing communications, the couple purchased the Persie Hotel in Glenshee with the goal of creating the area’s first distillery. The distillery and visitor centre opened in 2014 and the couple set to work perfecting their gin recipes – the end result is Persie Gin.
Handmade in small batches in a bespoke, 230L copper pot still, the gin is distilled with pure glen water from the local hills. This zesty citrus gin uses carefully chosen botanicals to evoke an emotive and comforting scent. On the nose, an explosion of lime and blood orange with piney notes. On the palate, sharp citrus with a long, zingy finish.
Key Botanical(s): Limes, Oranges
Gin Style: Distilled
Strength: 42% vol
Goes great with: A sprig of mint, a grating of lime zest, tonic and ice.
Method: Rectified - Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: North Uist Distillery, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Scotland
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Opened in 2014, Persie Distillery was amongst the first of the new wave of Scottish Gin makers and distilleries. The distillery features a bespoke 230-litre Muller copper pot still from Germany, used to distil the range of Persie Gin expressions. The distillery also features a shop and tasting room along with a botanical distillate library. The distillery is also home to Gin Club Scotland, the only touring gin tasting company of its kind in the UK.
Booking: To book a tour email the team here
Glenshee Road, Bridge of Cally, Perth & Kinross, Scotland, PH10 7LQ - View on Google Maps