Gin tasting with one of Scotland's newest distilleries.
What we like:
It's a great new business run by two Selkirk couples. Their wonderful Reiver's Gin is flavoured with handpicked whin flowers that grow around the town and the Bannock Gin is based on the famous Selkirk Bannock fruit cake.
In their own words:
"Selkirk Distillers produced their first gin in September 2017. It’s architects, two couples from Selkirk (Jane and Allan Walker and Dave and Susan Myatt), believed that the Scottish Borders with it's rich history and wealth of natural resources could produce high quality spirits. This was proven with the successful launch of Reiver's Gin.
The main botanical in Reiver’s Gin grows wild on the rolling lowland hills of Selkirkshire. The whin flower, known as the golden flower of Thor, is handpicked, cleaned and dried by the creators before infusing it within their gin.
Selkirk Distillers' next creation was launched in December 2017. Bannock also had its base ingredient deeply rooted in Selkirk. The Bannock used in the process comes from Cameron's Bakery in Selkirk, home of the original bannock. The first batch of this delightful ‘bannock in a bottle’ almost sold out in one day."
Good to know:
Gin tasting sessions can be arranged at The Five Turrets for guests.
Where it is:
Selkirk. And tasting sessions at The Five Turrets for guests.