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DISCOVER

Scotland is known the world over for its
premium spirit producing reputation.

OUR INSPIRATION

Our gin is inspired by the natural beauty of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most Southerly Munro, and the stunning area surrounding it. Ben Lomond, which overlooks Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, is considered to be the “Gateway to the Highlands” and is a dramatic backdrop renowned to have been inspiring exploration, adventure and discovery for generations.

Our gin has been created to spotlight this most iconic mountain,
as well as Scotland's stunningly beautiful Loch Lomond.

DISTILLATION PROCESS

Before we begin each batch distillation, the eleven key botanicals in Ben Lomond Gin are carefully selected and precisely weighed.

Blackcurrants and rowan berries, after being hand-picked are added as fresh fruits, to imbue the gin with their unique flavour. The orange too is added as a fresh ingredient, imparting a beautifully bright, citrus freshness.

After distillation in traditional copper pot Stills, the gin is then left to rest to allow the unique flavours to marry together… and create a gin of quite extraordinary freshness and depth of character.

LONDON-DRY STYLE GIN

Very little London Dry Gin is actually distilled in London.
It is in fact a style of gin, with very strict guidelines that have to be followed before it can qualify as a true London Dry Gin. The liquid, for example, must originate from a neutral base spirit of agricultural origin and be distilled to at least 70% alcohol by volume to guarantee the quality of the final spirit.

The predominant flavour must be of juniper berries - with touches of citrus and other natural botanicals which MUST be added during the distillation process. Nothing can be added after the final distillation or it cannot be labelled London Dry Gin.

At a time when so many different gins are available, we are very proud of the fact that Ben Lomond adheres to these rigorous guidelines, guaranteeing a classic, traditional style gin - but with our own unique Scottish twist.

INSPIRED

Ben Lomond Gin is presented in a vibrant purple bottle in tribute to the flowering heather found on the slopes of Ben Lomond and across the surrounding countryside.

This is complemented with a bold wooden closure which represents the natural feel of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

HAND PICKED

THE BERRIES

Throughout the autumn months rowan trees, native to the UK and most commonly found in the Highlands of Scotland, come into full bloom producing an abundance of bright red berries. These succulent berries have been foraged from the area surrounding Ben Lomond and along with hand-picked Scottish blackcurrants are incorporated as botanicals to become an integral part of this delicate gin.

MYTHS & LEGENDS

While acclaimed for their distinctive, crisp taste, rowan berries were also prominent in ancient folklore for their magical and protective powers. Ancient Scots deemed rowan trees so sacred it was forbidden to cut off any part of the tree, except for religious ceremonies. Also known as the ‘traveller’s tree’, boats were made from its wood to safeguard them from storms, and walking sticks were fashioned from its branches to protect wanderers from going off course.

GIN BOTANICALS

Our 11 key botanicals are weighted out by hand before every distillation;
this includes a combination of both fresh and dried botanicals.

  • Juniper Berries

    Juniper Berries are the underpinning ingredient and the predominant flavour of bright pine freshness with citrus and pepper spice.

  • Coriander Seeds

    Coriander seeds contain a lot of oil and when it's distilled it has a very complex flavour that is both spicy and citrusy.

  • Angelica Root

    Angelica gives a bitter, earthy flavour that again compliments the bitterness of the juniper but also helps to reign in the sweetness of the berries.

  • Orange

    The orange peel adds the true citrus element of the gin.

  • Rose Petals

    The rose petals have a strong floral aroma which adds another layer of complexity to the overall gin.

  • Szechuan Pepper

    The Szechuan Peppercorns add a slight spiciness at the end of the gin which prolongs the aftertaste of the gin.

  • Blackcurrant

    Blackcurrants add a subtle sweetness to the overall flavour.

  • Orris Root

    The root of the Iris plant, Orris gives an overall floral note to the gin and acts as a binding elements to bring all the other botanicals together.

  • Cassia

    The Cassia add a slight spiciness at the end of the gin which prolongs the aftertaste of the gin.

  • Liquorice

    Liquorice Root provides a distinctive sweet note with mild woody tones to the complex mix. This also enhances the mouthfeel of the gin.

  • Rowan Berries

    Rowan Berries, which are foraged locally, help provide the unique, crisp taste of Ben Lomond Gin.