Arbikie Kirsty's Gin
Arbikie // Scotland
Located on a 2000-acre farm in the Highlands region of Scotland, Arbikie Distillery is one of Scotland's farm-to-bottle distilleries. Almost all the ingredients for its spirits are grown and distilled at their estate; even the water they use comes from the farm's underground spring. Their gin, named after master distiller Kirsty Black, begins with the distillery's tripled distilled, potato-based vodka as its base spirit. Four botanicals - juniper, kelp, carline thistle and blaeberry - all grown at or harvested near the distillery, are then infused with the vodka to make the gin.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.