Cornhill Castle launch Ghillie Gin with local distillery

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Cornhill Castle, part of the Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group, has formed a partnership with The Wee Farm Distillery, in nearby Climpy, Forth, and launched their own branded Ghillie Gin.

This summer the venue near Biggar, South Lanarkshire, refurbished their restaurant, which is now called The Ghillie – a nod to the hotel’s heritage and location beside the River Clyde. One of the features of the new restaurant is a selection of whiskies and gin stored in a traditional wooden cabinet.

The distillery which has been running for around three years was founded by farmer Jenny McKerr, who has a background in farming and beef, and her starting point was to find a gin which would complement a steak. This led her to create Drover’s Gin – which has a mix of 13 botanicals including citrus, thistle and heather, as well as pink peppercorns and allspice.

Sharon Stuart, General Manager, Cornhill Castle, said, “We’re delighted to be working with The Wee Farm Distillery and to be able to offer our customers something unique with our own branded Ghillie Gin. We’re also working on some more plans such as hosting specially themed events aimed at bringing us and our local community closer together.”

Cornhill Castle is part of the Manorview Group portfolio of eight bespoke hotels. Also in the Group is the luxury Boclair House Hotel, Bearsden, Glasgow, The Busby Hotel, Busby, Glasgow and the Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone.

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