Our story begins as many Scottish stories do, in the pub.
This pub – The Railway Inn, Lower Largo.
After a late spring round at Lundin Golf Course, our distiller Iain was inspired to use the surrounding gorse blossom in an uplifting gin which would capture some sense of the beauty of Largo Bay. With a long family history in the drinks industry, 20 years of law and corporate life wasn’t enough to prevent Iain from the pull of the still.
Born and bred in Fife, Iain’s dream was to create a product that captured a sense of the Kingdom in every bottle. Lundin distilling was created. Gorse Gin, followed by Ripple, using only the best Scottish Raspberries. Both in beautifully designed bottles.
Lundin Distilling brought their stunning 500 litre steam-jacketed gin still from Artisan Still Design in Alabama. The still combines the clean lines of stainless steel with the copper contact required to add softness to our spirits.
We manually add all of our botanicals to the still’s kettle and after a gentle overnight maceration, crank up the steam boiler and let the magic begin. We don’t chill-filter our spirits. This maximizes the taste of our craft spirits.
Gorse Gin is a classic London Dry gin.
Gorse petals, foraged from Lundin golf course, are one of the key botanicals. They are a sublime botanical to distil with; sweet, nutty and slightly peppery, they add sophisticated structure in the gin.
We are proud of our gin and the manual process we go through to create each and every bottle.
Gorse Gin is refreshing, rewarding and uplifting and delivers Lundin Distilling’s promise to capture flavour and beauty in every bottle.
Lundin Distilling Gorse Gin was awarded a Silver Medal in the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
This is Roxy. Roxy keeps Lundin Distilling running and has the thankless task of keeping our Distiller’s feet firmly on the middle path. Roxy is the face of our Events team and brings her easy Northern Irish charm to everything she does. Roxy likes beer, gin and West Coast Cooler.
This is Iain. Iain designs, distills and delivers Lundin Distilling’s spirits. Iain is fuelled by an anxiety-driven quest for perfection. With a long family history in the drinks industry, 20 years of law and corporate life wasn’t enough to prevent the pull of the still. Born and bred in Fife, Iain looks to capture a sense of the Kingdom in every bottle of our spirits. Iain is a beer, wine and whisky connoisseur.