MCLEAN'S GIN

From an inconspicuous cupboard of a South Glasgow tenement flat, a colourful collection of craft spirits was born.

In June 2017, McLean's Gin began producing bespoke gin, made to order and on a bottle-by-bottle basis from the converted storage cupboard of our 1 bedroom Battlefield flat. Fast forward to now; we're producing that same gin - as well 5 others (and the occasional one-off) - in batches of no more than 50l from our purpose-built gin lab on the edge of the charming village of Strathaven.

 

THE FAMILY

Why have one gin when you can have six?

SIGNATURE

Where it all began.

Tasting Notes: Rich aniseed, fresh Seville orange, sweet Scottish rose petals and spicy cubeb berries.

Perfect Serve: 1 parts (refrigerated) McLean's Signature, 2 parts Mediterranean tonic, sliced red apple (horizontal cross section), ice.

Perfect Cocktail: Gin Old Fashioned

50ml McLean's Signature
25ml Sugar Syrup
2.5ml Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and serve in an Old Fashioned Glass, garnished with fresh orange peel.

CHERRY BAKEWELL

Light-hearted, but serious(ly tasty).

Tasting Notes: Black cherry, sweet marzipan, bitter almond and a pinch of nutmeg.

Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Cherry Bakewell, 2 parts classic Indian tonic, maraschino garnish, ice. 
Sweet tooth? Try it with Cream Soda.

Perfect Cocktail: Singapore Sling

50ml McLean's Cherry Bakewell 
25ml Maraschino Liqueur
25ml Sugar Syrup
1/2 freshly squeezed lime

Shake with ice and strain into a champagne saucer. Top with soda & garnish with a fresh cherry.

SOMETHING BLUE

The original wedding gin.

Tasting Notes: Fresh summer fruits, marzipan, vanilla and cardamom with intriguing, herbaceous undertones.

Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Something Blue, 2 parts Bon Accord Classic Tonic, muddled garden mint and sliced cucumber, ice. 

Perfect Cocktail: French 75

50ml McLean's Something Blue
25ml Sugar Syrup
1/2 freshly squeezed lemon

Shake over ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne & garnish with a lemon twist. 

FLORAL

Spring Seasonal Release.

Tasting Notes: Sweet fennel, Scottish rose and tart hibiscus with a gently spiced finish. 

Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Floral, 2 parts rose lemonade, fresh lavender sprig, blueberries and ice.

Perfect Cocktail: Bramble

50ml McLean's Floral 

25ml Sugar Syrup
25ml Creme de Cassis
1/2 freshly squeezed lemon

Pour ingredients over crushed ice and stir. Garnish with fresh blackberries and - optionally - top with a splash of soda.

CITRUS

Summer Seasonal Release.

Tasting Notes: Juicy orange, tart lemon and fresh lime with a savoury finish of rosemary and bay.

Perfect Serve: Whatever your G&T preference, Citrus has you covered. Pictured with cucumber tonic, fresh mango and dill.

Perfect Cocktail: Blood Orange Negroni

25ml McLean's Citrus
25ml Aperol
25ml Vermouth Rosso

Shake or stir before pouring over ice. Top with Fever-Tree Blood Orange Soda and garnish with an orange slice.

SPICED

Winter Seasonal Release.

Tasting Notes: Fresh pine, spicy ginger and sweet cinnamon with deep, woody, whisky-like undertones.

Perfect Serve: Serve as a G&G (gin & ginger ale) with a slice of plum or stick of cinnamon, or try in a Hot Gin Punch. 

Perfect Cocktail: Spiced Apricot Spritz

50ml McLean's Spiced
25ml Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 freshly squeezed lime

Stir with ice before topping with Fever-Tree White Grape & Apricot Soda. Garnish with pink peppercorns. 

A gin for everyone...but which takes your fancy? 

 

THE EXTENDED FAMILY

One-off, festival exclusive & Limited Edition releases

THE GLESART

Our first liqueur, created exclusively for our local Glassford Beer & Gin Festival with locally sourced botanicals and ingredients.

Tasting Notes: Tart gooseberries, sweet elderflower, juniper, citrus, pine.

Perfect Serve: 25ml The Glesart drizzled over prosecco or champagne, or enjoyed neat over ice.

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THE ORRY

Created exclusively for and in partnership with Fraser & Laura Wilson, founders and organisers of the award winning Eaglesham Beer Festival.

Tasting Notes: Fresh orange, whisky smoke, vanilla, honey, floral accents.

Perfect Serve: 1 parts The Orry, 2 parts Mediterranean tonic or ginger ale, sliced cucumber, ice

SOMETHING CLEAR

Our first London Dry gin, released to celebrate our "Paper" anniversary. SGA Bronze Medal winner (High Strength Gin of the Year).

Tasting Notes: Unimaginably smooth for 50% ABV, with lashings of juniper & citrus supported by floral accents, fresh herbs, subtle spice, bitter almond and sweet vanilla.

Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Something Clear, 2 parts Mediterranean tonic, sliced orange, ice.

Or try it neat, it goes down easier than you might think. 

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You won't find these releases on many (if any) shelves or gantries, but contact us for further information on how to purchase.

 

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McLean's Gin Ltd          *          Co. Reg: SC585440          *          AWRS Ref: XJAW  00000 111 234