Granite North Spirits was founded in 2016 by Sandy Matheson, a qualified engineer, keen hillwalker and self-confessed perfectionist. Sandy has always been inspired by the dramatic landscape of the Cairngorms and it was while climbing Braeriach that the idea to combine his love of the outdoors and gin came to him. From that moment on, Sandy knew he wanted to create a gin that captures the spirit and freshness of the Scottish mountains. Over a year and 80 test distillations later, Granite North Gin was born. However, Sandy is not going to stop there, and with the help of his partner Kirstie, the pair are planning the next addition to the Granite North family.