We are Louise & Greig MacPhail, founders of Kilmartin Glen Spirits. We have had a passion for Gin for many years. The MacPhail family has had roots in Kilmartin village for over 100 years, we wanted to create a legacy for the MacPhail generations to come within Kilmartin Glen and it made sense to combine our passion for Gin, our history, the abundance of botanicals and history of craft spanning 5000 years on our doorstep. Having had limited experience in distilling but a passion to learn we have partnered with the best crafts people in to learn and grow from.
Our aim is to have our own micro distillery in Kilmartin Glen as soon as we can. We feel that this special little area in Argyll which is soaked in an abundance of historical significance is worthy of a sustainable, honest, and ethical Distillery of its very own. We will strive to achieve a new landmark that the communities around it will be proud to support and in turn support our communities.
Our beautiful Gin recipe was created by the one and only world-renowned Master Distiller Rob Dorsett at Langley distillery in the heart of the Black Country. Kilmartin Gin is traditionally distilled 4 times in Copper pot still ‘McKay’ dating back to the mid 1800’s in one of the UK’s last independently and family-owned distilleries established in 1805. Only the finest botanicals are used in our gin, and with the help of Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods we identified the most sustainable botanicals from Kilmartin Glen. These botanicals are picked by the MacPhail’s – the young generation too! We hope to be distilling ourselves in Kilmartin Glen as soon as we can, until then we have been lucky enough to partner with some of the very best crafts people in the spirit business to create a very special Gin! Our lovely refreshing Gin is bottled in a secluded micro distillery amongst the rich farmlands of Lanark, Scotland.
‘A modern aromatic gin formulated to create a lingering memory. The early notes of Juniper and Coriander are set against subtle hints of dryness. A brilliant essence of oriental pepper and almonds, entwine together to add energy and spice on the taste buds. All complimented by a finish of fruit, citrus, and floral elegance. Blended together to make perfection in a glass'.
Rob Dorsett, Master Distiller.
The HEART of Argyll
Kilmartin Glen is the name given to the broad valley extending south from the village of Kilmartin, found north of Lochgilphead and south of Oban. The vast collection of Neolithic monuments makes up one of the UK’s richest archaeological landscapes. There have been many new discoveries and most definitely more to find!
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