The Scottish Gin Society has revealed the public’s favourite Scottish gin – and it’s from the Isle of Harris Distillery.
At the end of April, the Society launched a survey for its members and social media followers, to get them to vote for their favourite of the many wonderful Scottish gins on the market.
As part of their preparations for World Gin Day celebrations on June 9, they wanted to feature the top Scottish gins (according to the public) in some exclusive cocktails, designed by the team at Solid Liquids who are behind the Juniper Festival, as well as giving people a chance to vote for the gin they love.
They had thousands of responses in a few days, and the results were an astounding mix, with many of the craft Scottish gins receiving a lot of votes and there being a fraction of a percentage between many.
Here are the top 10 Scottish gins, as voted for by our gin-lovers.
- 10: Misty Isle Gin – Isle of Skye
- 09: Hendricks Gin – Girvan
- 08: Rock Rose Gin – Dunnet Bay
- 07: Redcastle Gin – Angus
- 06: The Botanist – Islay
- 05: McQueen Gin – Callander
- 04: Kintyre Gin – Campbeltown
- 03: Caorunn Gin – Grantown-on Spey
- 02: Edinburgh Gin – Edinburgh
- 01: Isle of Harris Gin – Isle of Harris
The Society says the top two weren’t big surprises – Harris Gin (which received just over 10% of the votes) is always a firm favourite and “famous for its iconic bottle and fresh flavour”, while Edinburgh Gin (with 5%) is widely distributed, well-loved, with many innovative products coming from the distillery.