Founded in 2017 by Graham Taylor, Crafty Distillery has earned a reputation for delivering big on quality & taste. Creative thinking and hard work sit at the core of what it takes to deliver on the promise of ‘craft’. The modern distillery in Newton Stewart was designed to deliver a modern grain to glass set up utilising local botanicals and innovative thinking.
Crafty Distillery Hills & Harbour Gin
Hills & Harbour is the most interesting, crafted and tasty gin we have tasted in long time. This is a small batch gin that really is all about provenance and quality. Everything is done at the distillery in Newton Stewart; local wheat and some imported wheat is mashed at the distillery before being distilled in a custom 250 litre dutch stainless steel pot still with a copper condenser coil inside to soften the spirit. The key botanicals are bladderwrack seaweed from the Galloway coast, noble fir from the hills surrounding the distillery, mango to add a depth and sweetness, and peppercorns to tie everything together beautifully.
Distillers’ tasting note:
Sweet and peppery juniper is balanced with hints of forest fir, tropical fruit, citrus spice, tangy sherbet and a subtle scent of the shore.