The Glasgow Distillery Company has launched Makar Glasgow Gin, Glasgow’s first home-produced gin whose name is derived from the Scots word for ‘poet’. Makar Glasgow Gin is a premium handcrafted traditional gin distilled seven times in a state-of-the-art copper still and then left to rest for a minimum of two weeks to let the botanicals complete the process started in the still. It prides itself on its enlivening and aromatic recipe, which uses the finest juniper berries complemented by seven harmonising botanicals. Liam Hughes, CEO at The Glasgow Distillery Company, comments, “Our initial focus will be Glasgow first and foremost and, of course, the rest of Scotland and we have already confirmed a number of listings with key Glasgow and Scottish bars, restaurants and specialist retailers”. Originally founded in 1770, The distillery was re-born in 2014, and is due to start whisky distillation, which will result in the first single malt brand from Glasgow in over 100 years. Makar Glasgow Gin will retail around £29 for a 70cl bottle at 43% ABV.