Arbikie launches ‘Kirsty’s Gin’ Scotland’s first single estate gin.
A super premium Scottish gin has been launched by Scotland’s first farm to bottle distillery. ‘Kirsty’s Gin’ is the second spirit to be released by Arbikie following the launch of Scotland’s first potato vodka, which was awarded ‘Best Vodka’ at the Paris ‘Cocktail Spirits’ Awards in 2015.
‘Kirsty’s Gin’ is named after Arbikie’s Master Distiller Kirsty Black who has been developing the gin for over two years. The gin embodies elements of the ocean, rock and land, reflecting the estate’s environment -, a 2000-acre farm stretching out to Lunan Bay on the east coast of Scotland.
Kirsty’s Gin sticks to a traditional juniper base, with three traditional Scottish botanics, Kelp, Carline Thistle and Blaeberrys (all of which grow wild in the Angus area). The gin is made from Arbikie’s award potato vodka giving the gin an extra smooth and refined taste of depth and character.
Kirsty Black, Arbikie’s Master Distiller received her Masters degree from Heriot- Watt University and is one of the few female master distillers in the country:
“I’m delighted to see two years of hard work culminate in ‘Kirsty’s Gin’. I would like to thank all those who helped me along the way in particular Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Botanics and the Forfar Botanists.
I wanted to create something truly unique with a particular focus on Scottish botanicals, inspired the environment of the distillery and the Angus region.
Not many distillers get the chance to have a drink named after them; so I hope all the gin enthusiasts out there enjoy drinking it as much as I enjoyed making it.”
Iain Stirling, Commercial Director, said:
“It is great to see yet another stunning drink produced by Kirsty and the team. This is Scotland’s first farm to bottle gin, which further adds to our growing reputation of producing luxury spirits of superior quality and taste.”
Arbikie Gin is distributed throughout the United Kingdom by Gordon and MacPhail and is also available from www.arbikie.com (free delivery). A list of where Arbikie is available in major retail outlets is listed on the distillery website.