A new craft gin made on a historic north-east estate has been launched after striking a deal with a leading independent distributor.
House of Elrick artisan gin is working with Gordon & MacPhail, the family-owned independent drink wholesalers based in Speyside.
Distilled by hand, House of Elrick gin is the only spirit made with fresh water from Loch Ness. The botanicals are a compliment of juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root and citrus peel, built around a core of heather, pink peppercorns, sweet fennel and rose petals.
Stuart Ingram, director of House of Elrick said: “With water from Loch Ness, links to the Jacobites and with planning approved to build our own distillery in Aberdeenshire, there is no other gin which embodies the spirit of the north east more than House of Elrick.
“Our gin is distilled by hand in batches of only 600 bottles per run, which means we can maintain tight quality control over every bottle that leaves our distillery.
“The blend of botanicals ensures that the House of Elrick is the most delectable and exciting product to hit the artisan gin market. The deal with Gordon & MacPhail has marked a step-change for our gin and we can’t wait until it is widely available in the north east for new consumers to buy.”
Nestled in the lowlands of Aberdeenshire, the House of Elrick estate is steeped in history. Built in 1720 at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment period, the estate has passed hands just five times during that period and has been in the Ingram family for over 70 years.
Mr Ingram has submitted plans to redevelop the historic estate, near Newmachar, as a gin-making facility and destination restaurant.