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 odd one-off) - in batches of no more than 50l from our purpose-built gin lab on the edge of the charming village of Strathaven.
Why have one gin when you can have six?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Seasonal Release.
Tasting Notes: Juicy orange, tart lemon and fresh lime with a savoury finish of rosemary and bay.
Perfect Serve: Serve as a classic G&T over plenty of ice with a slice of your favourite citrus fruit, torn bayleaf or rosemary sprig.
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.
A gin for everyone...but which takes your fancy?