Here at The Scotia Scoop, we love our G&Ts. More so – we love entire days dedicated to the bittersweet concoction.
So, for International Gin and Tonic Day – we thought we’d compile a list of our all time favourite Scottish gins (and their ideal garnish). Please read responsibly…
Isle of Harris Gin — 5⋆
Garnish with a thick twist of grapefruit peel.
The bitterness of the grapefruit peel partners with the sea-kelp for a distinctive flavour. Taste the Scottish seaside. Out of this world.
Pickering’s — 5⋆
Cut a round slice of grapefruit into quarters. Two quarters per glass.
A gin that has stuck by its roots. Brewed by gin lovers for gin lovers in the heart of Edinburgh. Traditional recipe. Outstanding quality.
Hendrick’s — 4.5⋆
Garnish with three paper-thin slices of cucumber.
Smooth and sweet, hints of rose and heavy on the cucumber. Weird but familiar. A must try.
McQueen Super Premium — 4⋆
Garnish with a thick twist of grapefruit and lime.
Citrus on the nose. Simple, refreshing, dangerously drinkable. A relatively new gin, and worth the expense.
Caorunn — 3.5⋆
Garnish with three thin slices of red apple.
‘Caorunn’ means ‘rowan berry’ in Gaelic – one of 11 Scottish botanicals found in this gin. Crisp apple cuts through this dry gin – a bittersweet delight.
*For each of these delicious gins, you’ll want to fill your glass with ice. 50ml gin to 150ml premium tonic for the perfect mix.