8 brand new Scottish gins to get excited about this Christmas

Scottish gin has never been more on trend, here are eight of the hottest new Scottish gins we recommend checking out next time you fancy a G and T.

Mackintosh gin, an exciting new gin from rural Angus. Picture: thegincooperative.com

With producers popping up all over the country from the Shetlands to the Borders, there’s never been a better time to be a gin fan.


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Leading the wave of new gins is this excellent juniper-led gin from Glasgow, which is produced in a railway arch close to the city centre. Produced on a a traditional copper pot still by distiller Darran Edmond, it features botanicals like Clove and Cinnamon. Check out their Old Tom and Christmas gins too! Picture: The Scottish Gin Society
The first spirit from exciting new producer The Borders Distillery is named after famous Hawick botanist and features 11 carefully selected botanicals. Described as having 'bright citrus notes of lemon and orange' combined with the' warming spice of coriander seeds', this new gin finishes with a subtle hint of liquorice. Picture: Borders Distillery
Celebrating Scotland's rich agricultural heritage, Drover's Gin is produced at The Wee Farm Distillery - the first micro distillery in South Lanarkshire. Described as the 'perfect gin to compliment a good Scotch steak,' due to the careful balance of citrus, thistles, heather, pink peppercorns and allspice, it is produced in small batches by distiller Jenny McKerr. Picture: Wee Farm Distillery
A family business started and owned by two brothers in Biggar, near the Scottish Borders. Produced at their home at the foot of the Tinto Hills using the 'Biggar mentality', this compelling London Dry Gin is perfect for trtaditionalists. Picture: www.craft56.co.uk
Hugely passionate about gin, James and Deborah Mackintosh have created this eponymous gin to reflect the stunning region in which they are based. Produced in rural Angus by the pair and their three daughters, the branding for the bottle features the Lovers Knot, which is carved into a 9th century Pictish stone in nearby Meigle. Created using nine specially selected botanicals, this is a London Dry gin that's big on flavour. Picture: Mackintosh Gin
Dalkeith entrepreneur Sandy Morrison has combined his love of the Pentland Hills with his love of Scottish gin to create an exciting new spirit, King's Hill Gin. Based in Loanhead, which lies close to the capital, Sandy creates his gins on an Iberican pot still at the foot of the Pentland Hills, the larder for some of the non-standard botanicals he uses, the result is a fun gin that's a great example of passion and provenance. Picture: King's Hill Gin
The team behind Port of Leith Distillery, which is set to become Scotlands first ever vertical distillery, released this exciting gin recently. Named after Edinburghs Dr. James Lind, who observed that citrus fruits prevented scurvy in the worlds first recorded clinical trial, Lind & Lime Gin combines the flavours of lime and pink peppercorn with five other carefully curated botanicals, and comes in a strikingly pretty bottle. Picture: Port of Leith Distillery
East Lothian friends Emma and Jo were inspired by the tale of Islay spirit Lussa Gin and decided to set out to create their own juniper spirit, made using locally foraged botanicals. The result is a refreshing fragrant gin produced in the London Dry style. Picture: Fidra Gin