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MCLEAN'S GIN

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

In the summer of 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

SIGNATURE

Now discontinued in 70cl. Enquire for other options. 

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

Festival Exclusive (currently unavailable)

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

Festival Exclusive (currently unavailable)

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

(Sold-out, but Something New is on the way...)

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 or mango, ice.

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

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

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