Ben Lomond Gin
Ben Lomond Gin
The Scottish Craft Gin market continues to rapidly grow. Many of the products are named after the beautiful places that they are made in, such as Harris Gin and Arran Gin, other excellent examples include Rock Rose from Dunnet near Thurso and Misty Isle from Skye.
Within the National Park we have McQueen Gin, produced by Trossachs Distillery located just outside of Callander. Now there is a new gin, named after Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond Gin, is produced by Loch Lomond Distillery in Alexandria.
We were keen to try the gin and review for this website. After checking with the Loch Lomond Distillery it seems that it is only on-sale at the Whisky Shop in Edinburgh and Glasgow and on-line. Sadly there aren’t any Loch Lomond & Trossachs outlets at present, hopefully this will change. We got ours on-line.
The packing is very nice, explaining that that the berries used in the gin are all foraged from the National Park. It is a classic dry gin, with the berries proving a distinctive but subtle flavour.
If you do want to taste it whilst visiting Loch Lomond & Trossachs it is served in the bar of the Oak Tree Inn, Balmaha. Ben Lomond Gin is supporting the work of the John Muir Trust.
We took our bottle out onto the loch at sunset to photograph in front of the mountain that it is named after.
This article and accompanying photographs are by Paul Saunders for See Loch Lomond. Visit Paul’s other websites, Paul Saunders Marketing & Paul Saunders Photography, for his marketing, photography & video services in Loch Lomond and beyond.
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