Taste Scotland’s Best Gin of 2020 as awarded by the International Wine and Spirits Competition!
Tayport Distillery’s Wild Rose Gin is a premium gin made in a London Dry style. Our Wild Rose Gin has fresh and delicate botanical flavours coming through which are inspired by our surroundings. Tayport Distillery has created a local Fife gin, that encapsulates the essence of a Scottish summertime.
Our Rose Gin is distilled, bottled and labelled on-site by our team. Once all the botanicals have been gathered and foraged, we carefully measure them out and soak the tougher botanicals for 24 hours. Wild Rose is plucked from the banks of the Tay River and placed in a basket just above our hardier botanicals in our innovative still called ‘Mamó’, read on to hear about our family traditions brought into our distillery.
Premium Gin is defined by quality in taste and branding. To produce a premium rose petal gin it takes a lot of time and care to make sure we create a consistent and smooth spirit, which we have been awarded for at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Not only, have we won awards for taste but we have had testimonials for our stunning bottles and packaging which you can read on the right-hand side.
Are you looking so something extra special? You can browse our premium gin gift sets which include a range of snacks suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Supporting Local - Family Businesses
Tayport Distillery’s ambition has always been to create local gins, gins from Fife that were distilled and bottled on-site. We did not want to cut any corners, producing our own premium spirit using local Scottish Malt Barley. We love a day in the distillery when our mash tun is churning, our fermenter is smelling deliciously bready and the still is running. After a week of hard graft, then we really get into the flavour of our spirit, whether we are making Gin, Vodka, Liqueurs or Eau de Vie.
Tayport Distillery started as a home-hobby, with absolutely no expectations to become an award-winning distillery. Kecia, our Director and Distiller, would study and experiment with local fruit and botanicals. Over the years Gin became extremely popular and it wasn’t until 2017, she thought maybe this could be something? A year and a couple of distilling courses later, Kecia started her own business. Mary and Alasdair, her daughter and son, join her in the distillery now helping to bring her spirits to life. Tayport Distillery offers Distillery Tours and Tastings where you can hear more about our history and unique stories!
Rose Gin Cocktail Recipes
Our Rose Gin and Tonic is a lovely simple serve but we also love a cocktail or two! We love getting our shakers at the ready and laughing with the girls to produce some super delicious gin-based cocktails! So here are some easy gin cocktails which you can try at home:
The Clover Club
- 50mls Wild Rose Gin
- 25mls Lemon Juice
- 50mls Raspberry Liqueur - try ours! 1992 Raspberry Liqueur
- Egg White
- Raspberries to garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker half-way up with ice. Pour in all ingredients except the raspberries to garnish. Shake hard for 15 seconds. Use a margarita glass or coupé glass, strain contents into the glass and allow it to sit for a couple of seconds as the foam lifts to the top. Garnish with a cocktail stick of raspberries.
- 50mls Wild Rose Gin
- 25mls Lemon Juice
- 25ml Sugar Syrup
- Drizzle Crème de Cassis - 1992 Blackcurrant Cassis
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway up with ice, pour all ingredients except the creme de cassis over ice in a shaker and shake hard for 10 seconds. Fill a tumbler glass with crushed ice and strain mixture over the crushed ice. Drizzle Crème de Cassis over top and watch it trickle through the glass.
Gin Distillery Scotland
Tayport Distillery is proud to be included in the Scottish Distiller’s Association for distilleries in Scotland who produce their own distilled spirits. Gin production has blossomed in Scotland. There are a handful of gin distilleries doing it all from scratch, like ourselves. You can visit us in Fife that offers tour and tasting experiences, and we are one of them.
Do you want to know how to distil gin? You can visit our distillery to learn about how we started from scratch and built a working distillery in just 3 years.
Visitors to Tentsmuir Forest or the V&A Museum can make a short detour to visit our gin distillery in Fife and learn in detail about Gin, Vodka and Liqueurs. Tours are accompanied by a tasting of four award-winning products and a perfect serve demonstration. We could be your perfect afternoon activity in Fife!
What is the History of Gin?
The inventor of gin is widely thought to be a Dutch physician, Franciscus Sylvius or Franz de le Boe, who used it for medicinal purposes back in 1550. The Dutch were very close neighbours of Britain and at times allies in the war. The British troops fighting Louis XIV alongside their allies appreciated the calming effects of Jenever (Dutch gin) before heading into battle. Hence, the phrase Dutch Courage.
Gin was very cheap and thought to be a cure for gout or indigestion. Cheaper than French wine or brandy. And in the mid-eighteenth-century Gin took hold in English Society. The use of Gin began to get out of control with the average Londoner drinking over 14 gallons of spirit a year which became the reason the death rate in London was exceeded by the birth rate giving it the nickname; Mother’s Ruin.
This is a very brief overview of the history of Gin. However, if you would like to understand more about Gin, why not book yourself onto one of our Blending Experiences where you can create your very own gin!Gin Delivery Information
- Buy gin online? here is some useful information for you to read below.
- Fast National Delivery with regular tracking updates via email.
- Same-Day Delivery for local postcodes- see here for included postcodes.
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- No invoices included in our packages.
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