Welcome To Tayport Distillery
Tayport Distillery is a premium craft distillery producing a range of spirits including vodka, gin, liqueurs and eau de vie. Our distillery is family owned and operated, we create our own unique base spirit from malted barley. Born out of a love for Scottish produce, Tayport Distillery embarked on their journey developing Scotland's first Eau de Vie. Eau de Vie is a spirit with fruit and we took advantage of the delicious fruit available on our doorstep.
This innovative premium spirit uses our award-winning base spirit created using local grain. Whisky is part of our Scottish heritage and those same processes are used to create our spirits. Our base spirit has a velvety smooth texture that has been slowly refined to capture the purest alcohol.You can taste this in our Malted Barley Vodka, which has been voted one of the worlds top 10 vodkas, as seen in Forbes.
You can visit Tayport Distillery for a tour and tasting, and witness the entire process of making alcohol. Our tours and tastings are intimate and bespoke experiences designed to bring your into our world of premium craft spirits. We walk you through the process of how we create our craft spirits, smelling, sampling and enjoying the ambience - all from within the heart of our distillery.
'What are premium spirits?' A premium spirit is a product that has achieved high excellence and is superior in quality and branding. At Tayport Distillery, we have worked tirelessly to create premium spirits using the finest malt barley, botanicals and fruit from Scotland. Our spirit is defined by the character, taste and texture. It is smooth, velvety and rich in flavour.
Our spirits are the result of expertly grown produce from the family run farms across Scotland. We work with farmers, from East Lothian to the East Neuk of Fife, all the way up to Angus and Aberdeenshire. It is the collaboration between ourselves and local farmers who help us to create award-winning premium craft spirits.
Our brand and story is enveloped in family tradition, happiness and collaboration. We like to believe our ethos is creating quailty spirits without cutting any corners. You can find our Head Distiller, Kecia and son, Alasdair, ether pressing the fruit out ready for our next batch of liqueur or raking the grain out of the mash tun! Yes, it is hard labourous work, but we like to be involved every step of the way!
Wild Rose Gin
' I cannot say enough great things here! The bottle is absolutely gorgeous and the gin is delicious' - Trustpilot Review
In our hunt for Scottish botanticals that could be foraged within the local area, we partnered with a local restaurant, The Newport Restaurant. Tasso Neofitos, Head Chef, helped us to locate local botanticals which could be potentially used within a gin. This is when we came across some Wild Rose on the banks of the Tay River, which we hand-foraged and took home to experiment with in our gin.
Our Wild Rose Gin begins with a neutral base spirit. Is gin like vodka? The distinguishing factor between gin and vodka is the presence of juniper berries. Gin must have juniper in the recipe to call it a gin. Our Wild Rose Gin is comprised of seven botanicals blended through a two part process of maceration and vapour infusion. Juniper berries and coriander are macerated for 24 hours before being distilled with a vapour infusion basket containing the remaining botanicals. The vapour infusion releases the flavour of delicate botanicals into the gin. Our gin is produced in a London Dry Gin style, giving it a premium taste and texture.
We are delighted to have been award a the Best Gin in Scotland as voted for by the IWSC in 2020. Here you can ready the tasting notes; 'Elegant complexity and depth of floral and sweet earth aromas, developing into pine and citrus on the palate. An expressive palate that is vibrant and flavoursome, providing complexity of juniper and black pepper on the finish. '
Wild Rose Gin is the first gin expression Tayport Distillery have released, however come back during Christmas where we might be releasing our next...
Gin Gift Sets
Tayport Distillery have designed a range of gin gift sets which include tonic and snacks for you to send to a friend or family! Our bespoke craft gin gifts come a range of different combinations and have been paired with premium Scottish drinks biscuits, snacks and chocolate.
Have you got a friend who is a gin lover? Check out our gin gift range listed below:
Large Gin and Nibbles Gift Set - This includes a large gin, six tonics, two drinks biscuits, peapod snacks and chocolate. perfect as a gift set for someone special, celebrating a wedding or important anniversary.
Small Gin and Nibbles Gift Set - Includes a 20cl gin, two drinks biscuits and four tonics. This is a ideal gift for someone celebrating a birthday or as a thank you present.
Wild Rose Gin and Tonic Gift Set - 50cl Wild Rose Gin and six tonics. This is a lovely gift for any gin lover! Drink and share with friend as you discover a new gin, recently voted the best gin in Scotland.
We can also create a gift set specific to your needs if you can't find something you like, just give us a call on 01382 553 880. Our gift sets are also available in vodka and liqueur options which you select here: Vodka Gift Sets - Liqueur Gift Sets.
After the success of our award winning fruit Eau de Vie, in 2018 we launched a range of liqueurs to compliment the Eau de Vie. Our Blackcurrant Liqueur is Scotland's first Cremè de Cassis, with blackcurrants grown in Angus and macerated for around three months before being pressed and filtered. This maceration process is what gives our liqueurs their distincitive and rich flavour. Within 6 months of launching, our 1992 Blackcurrant Liqueur won a Great Taste Award. Shortly after, we launched our 1992 Raspberry Liqueur which is has a beautiful balance of tart and sweet in the taste profile. On the nose you are immediately hit with a fresh raspberry punnet smell which is emphasised further with the taste. You can now find our Raspberry Liqueur across Scotland in the Scottish Co-op, celebrating the Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight in September 2020.
Our 1992 Liqueurs are perfect accompaniments for drinks receptions or cocktails if you are looking to become the next mover and shaker! You can find many of our cocktail recipes featured on our blog page. The easiest and best way to serve our 1992 Liqueurs is in a Kir Royale. Simply add a dash of liqueur to the bottum of a flute glass and top with Prosecco or sparkling wine. This always adds a bit of sparkle to your evening!
Our liqueurs are 20% abv and can be served straight or in cocktails. Liqueurs have to be a minimum alcoholic strength of 15% abv and must have added sugar in them. They are not to be confused with the American abbreviation 'liquor'.
Cordials and liqueurs are not the same. Cordials dont have alcohol in them. However, you can use liqueurs as alcoholic cordials which can make a nice alternative.
At Tayport Distillery, the most popular liqueur is the 1992 Raspberry Liqueur in the summer and the Blackcurrant Cassis is perfect for celebrations over the festive season.
Malt Barley Vodka
This is the core to our entire range of premium spirits. Our Malt Barley Vodka is one of the Top 10 Vodkas in the World, according to the IWSC and as seen in Forbes. We have perfected and developed our recipe over a long period of time, creating spirit that is smooth and refined.
The tasting notes for our world-class vodka are : 'Comforting cacao nibs enveloped in rich chocolate loaf and laced with malted spiced vanilla. Smooth and luxurious; a gorgeously unctuous textured sweet nectar. Highly accomplished.'
Distillery Tours and Tastings
You can visit Tayport Distillery for a tour and tasting by booking online today! Our tour gives to an up-close and personal experience into the production of alcohol. On arrival, you will be greeted with a perfect serve of your choice while settling you into our experience area. As the tour begins, you will be able to smell the grain, have a close look at our bespoke equipment and innovative still and taste four of our core range products. Last but not least, you will walk away with a miniature bottle waxed by yourself on the tour!
Looking to create your own gin? You can also do just that in our Blending Experience package. You will experience everything on the original tour and tasting, plus designing your own unique spirit. We will guide through understanding your palette, how to taste spirits picking out the flavours that you love to create a gin that is unique to you. You will then name your bottle of gin, so come prepared with a name in mind. Finally, you will wax, bottle and label, ready to take home with you.
Not in the mood for a full tour? No problem, we have a wee shop that you can come a visit from 10-5pm everyday of the week. You can sample and taste all our products in-store and will be looked after by one of the family members.
Find out more information here :
Unit 2, Shanwell Court Industrial Estate, Tayport, Fife DD6 9DX
Monday - Sunday
10am - 5pm