Our featured product of the week is not strictly a new product, it is a gin that is making a return to our shelves and is back by popular demand!
Fidra Gin is a crystal clear, pure and fragrant gin inspired by the East Lothian coastline and features locally foraged botanicals that are found in the sand dunes, seashores and hedgerows along the coast.
With it's slightly salty tang of the sea, Fidra Gin evokes the feeling of being beside the sea without having to battle the Scottish weather!
Traditional botanicals are combined with sea buckthorn, rosehip, elderflower, lemon thyme and thyme for a stunning coastal gin that makes a refreshing G&T and, with its salty elements, is the perfect base for a number of cocktails.
The sea buckthorn, rosehip and elderflower are all foraged locally while the lemon thyme and thyme are freshly picked from Archerfield Walled Garden for each new batch of gin.
The Fidra Gin Story
Fidra Gin was established by friends Emma and Jo and was inspired by Jo's husband Andy returning from a visit to the Isle of Jura and sharing the story of Lussa Gin.
Hearing of the team at Lussa Gin's use of local botanicals, Emma and Jo were keen to explore the possibility of creating an East Lothian Gin and found that there was an abundance of suitable botanicals growing along the coast.
With the help of Sadie, a 5 litre still, Emma and Jo set about trying out some recipes to perfect their botanical mix. A couple of years and lots of experimentation later, they settled on their recipe and Fidra Gin was born in September 2018.
In order to bring Fidra to market, Emma and Jo called on the help and expertise of Walter Micklethwait from Inshriach Distillery.
Set within Cairngorm National Park, Inschriach Distillery is based on the 200-acre Inshriach estate near Aviemore. The distillery came to fame in 2015 when the converted hen house won Channel 4’s Shed of the Year.
Walter helped with the scaling up of the recipe from the 5 litre still to his 150 litre still and is still responsible for distilling Fidra using the botanicals that are transported from East Lothian.
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