Speyside Distillery – which is better known for its single malt Scotch whisky – has launched a new limited edition gin with botanicals found growing in its garden grounds. The two expressions of Byron’s Gin from Speyside Distillery also reflect on its historic link to Lord Byron – the most famous and flamboyant poet of the Romantic movement. The duo – Red Cherry and Melancholy Thistle – has been created in tribute to Byron’s love of the Scottish Highlands, which are said to have inspired him to write some of his most moving and beautiful poetry. It use botanicals from the gardens of the artisan distillery, which is nestled within the Cairngorm National Park.
Only 150 numbered bottles of each expression from Batch 1 have been produced, with Speyside Distillery’s UK and international trade customers being allocated limited amounts. Byron’s Gin from Speyside Distillery has been crafted by distillery manager, Sandy Jamieson in partnership with Andy Amphlett, the Country Recorder for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. It is now the official gin of the organisation.
Byron’s Gin is 43% ABV and comes in a 70cl bottle. The RRP is £43.