As part of the upcoming overhaul of its portfolio, Instil Drinks Co is adding five gins to its portfolio next month.
Proving once again Scotland's growing presence in the gin category, three of the five additions are Scottish. Rock Rose is produced by Dunnet Bay Distillers, which claims to be the northernmost mainland distillery in the UK. NB Gin hails from North Berwick, made by a husband-and-wife team using a purpose-built copper still installed by John Dore & Co, the world's oldest still makers. Eden Mill, meanwhile, is made in St Andrews, in an old paper mill that describes itself as the first craft brewery and distillery in Scotland. Eden Mill produces a number of gins, including one made to resemble the aroma profile of a golf course...
Jensen's, from London's Bermondsey, is also joining Instil, with its focus on historic gin styles. And from across the pond comes Minnesota-based Prairie Organic, producing, as their name suggests, organic spirits – including the gin that's being brought here.
Instil is set to relaunch in spring with a new and improved range of not only spirits but beers and ciders too. The company will unveil a total of 14 new brands on 1 March, joining existing brands in the portfolio such as Crystal Head, Estrella Galicia and Coopers.
‘With the gin revolution going from strength to strength and more and more craft distilleries opening every day, we were truly spoilt for choice when it came to selecting our new line-up,' commented Instil MD Mark Johnson. 'We only picked the highest quality artisan gins, making sure they all had something distinctive to offer our portfolio. From the iconic Bermondsey to Scotland’s most northern mainland distillery, we have a variety of flavours and styles to tempt our customers.'
Edited on 10-02-2016 to correct a detail about NB Gin's production