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HOW IT WORKS - STEP BY STEP
Choose your botanicals
How many ingredients?
You can choose up to 10 botanicals. This is addition to the base recipe which includes - Alcohol (organic), Juniper (Macedonian), Orris Root and Angelica.
Most gin recipes will include Coriander as it gives an uplifting citrus flavour. We recommend including coriander - we have both English and Moroccan available. About 20% of the population have an adversion to it - so we've made this one optional.
If you are not sure which coriander to use, you can let the distiller decide instead.
Need a jump start?
Whether it's help getting started or you are looking for inspiration, try clicking the link for recipes - we've collected partial / full recipes that you can modify to your preferred taste. Simply just search based on the types of flavours you enjoy and you can single-click to add the botancials to your gin.
Name your gin
This is your chance to create the best name for a gin ever created. You could name your gin based on the ingredients you have used, the name of someone you look up to, your cat or that person you really like.
What can I customise?
Your gin label has space for three lines. The first line (larger text size) is your gin name with the other two (smaller text sized) lines being optional. We'll fit the text on the label so it looks good.
Customise your bottle
What can I customise?
This is where you can really make the bottle something special.
That's a fancy way of saying the cap and how it is sealed. We include a shrink wrap and watchstrap included in the price.
Prefer wax - no problem - we have three colours - Metallic Copper, Peacock Blue, or Perfectly Pink. Choosing wax means that you don't need the pvc shrink wrap.
Wax with neat lines? Wax with a few drips? It's up to you.
To give that real kraft look, select twine string to be wrapped round the neck. This gives the bottle a real texture and make it easier to grab for your gin cabinet. The wax dripping over the string looks really authentic.
If you are presenting a personalised gift, you can opt to include small copper bows (what you might put on a present at Christmas) or a large flamboyany red bow for an over-the-top expression of affection.
Add a hand crafted gift tag with a heart warming message, or even give the gin a 5 star rating with stickers.
Add other gin products
Enjoy true Scottish Gin
Your gin is created at the City of Aberdeen Distillery. As an operational distillery, a Gin School and Shop, there is a wide range of small batch, limited edition, Scottish Gins - these are created / distilled at the distillery and designed to be delicious fully flavoured gin.
If you are looking to make your gift extra special (or you just want a gin for yourself - this is thirsty work after all), add a bottle (various sizes available) from our range to add to your order.
The current range includes
- Fresh Gin
- Scottish Rhubarb Gin
- Scottish Bramble Gin
- Scottish Strawberry Gin
- Chocolate & Mint Gin
- Tuck Shop Gin
- Lemon Zingle Gin
Please carefully review your order and once you are happy, agree to our terms and conditions e.g. you must be at least 18 to order from us.
Clicking the "pay" button will take you to the City of Aberdeen Distillery website where your payment will be processed.
If there are any queries about your order, please get in touch asap.
Within a historic railway arch and as trains rumble overhead, your gin will be distilled by the head distiller using the ingredients you have selected.
The best gins are those whose botanicals have been added in just the right quantities - it's similar to baking a cake - the Head Distiller will use his experience and knowledge to create a well balanced and characterful gin.
When is my gin ready?
Once your gin has been distilled, customised and prepared it is ready for dispatch.
We have various methods of delivery including:
- 1-3 day postal delivery
- Next day postal delivery
- Collection at the distillery
My gin has arrived
Once your gin has arrived we recommend you wait at least 2 weeks. If you can't wait that long, please wait at least 2 days.
This time is to allow the water and alcohol to marry and for the flavours to settle - it really will make a big difference.
If you do open your gin early, we challenge you - over time the balance of flavours will change - try tasting your gin on a weekly basis and write tasting notes to see how the flavour evolves.
We hope you enjoy your gin!