Kintyre Botanical Gin is distilled at Beinn an Tuirc distillery located on the large Torrisdale Castle Estate, Kintyre. The castle and its 120 acres of rolling green pastures houses the distillery in a former livestock building. Niall Macalister, the current laird, has ensured that the estate is as environmentally friendly as possible and has installed hydro electric turbines which provide renewable energy and revenue. This was a venture started by Niall's late father whose family have possessed the estate since 1872. What's more, they have pledged to plant a tree in a dedicated woodland area for every case of Kintyre Gin they sell.
Kintyre Gin utilises twelve botanicals and is distilled in a large copper pot still named Big Don after Niall's father. On top of the usual suspects two more esoteric botanicals are used, namely Icelandic Moss and Sheep Sorrel which grows freely on the estate. A pleasant floral aroma is followed by a spicy and earthy palate. Truly a true taste of this part of Scotland.