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Love Gin, Love a tree!

 Pine needles, yes it all started with a hunt for Scottish pine needles and the image below.   Our Bothy Original uses pine needles as one of the fresh botanicals we use to distill gin,  fresh is best and we love the way you can almost imagine you're walking through a pine forest when you drink our gin! So when a Save Scotland’s Caledonian pine forest fundraising leaflet popped through my door at home from Woodlands trust I wanted to get involved. Arriving at Loch Arkaig in the Scottish Highlands, which I think is arguably one of the most beautiful lochs in Scotland, I was struck by the remoteness and colour of the landscape that is a picture postcard at...

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Maple infused gin - When Kim met the Maple Syrup Man!

This gin all started with a conversation!   In August we were awarded 3 Gold Stars in the Great Taste awards run by The Guild of Fine Foods, the announcement and celebrations for the winners were held in London at the beginning of October - so off I went. To win any 3 star award is no mean feat as 10,000 entries from all over the UK and Ireland are tasted with only 147 being awarded 3 stars so it is fair to say I was delighted.   Anyway I was sitting at the awards dinner beside a man called Rob Ward who had won a 2 star Great Taste  award for his Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, and as we...

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The Gin Bothy's Mulled Gin Awarded Highest Accolade by Great Taste Awards

Whether you’re the type that goes all out for Christmas or hates the stress that comes with it, pouring a glass of Gin Bothy’s Mulled Infused Gin is a guaranteed shortcut to getting ready for Christmas.  Infused with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg in limited edition, hand-made batches it’s most frequently described as “Christmas in a glass”. “Mulled is great on the rocks or with ginger ale or for the ultimate Christmas experience try serving it warm, ideally sitting by the fire” says Gin Bothy founder Kim Cameron. Great Taste, which celebrates the very best in food and drink recently awarded Gin Bothy Mulled Gin with a prestigious Great Taste 3-star Award. Out of 10,000 products, only 141 products were awarded...

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Bothy Original

Bothy Original Savoury.... not sweet! As fruit infusion is what the Gin Bothy is known for I have entered into a new world today....using Scottish botanicals and traditional methods Gin Bothy original has been lovingly created in a 200 litre copper still nestled on a local farm in Angus. Located minutes from the beautiful Glamis castle I gathered the botanicals we had from the gardens and banks of the glens and have created, I hope, a gin you will enjoy as a classic gin & tonic. Using Scottish botanicals including heather (dried out) hawthorn berries, milk thistle (tricky to dry out!) pine needles (that was fun!) and fresh rosemary we created Bothy original in the still. With the juniper left...

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A Bothy song in honour of
The Bard on Burns Night

Burns Night in Scotland can bring out the best in our love of Scots word, married with the fantastic annual Celtic Connection Festival in Glasgow, we can somehow feel connected with our past in dreich January! As a big fan of our folk music traditions, especially Bothy songs (obviously!), I would like to see a more widespread appreciation of the unique musical traditions we have here in rural Scotland.  Our culture and heritage is enviable worldwide, but if we don't hold onto and nurture it, it will be lost forever.  So having explained all year at our Gin tasting events what a Bothy is (it's a personal quest!) I thought I'd write my own Bothy Song to help tell the story of...

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