£45.64 per litre
The first bottle to come from Edinburgh’s Port of Leith Distillery, Lind & Lime gin is inspired by history. Paying homage to Dr. J Lind, who discovered the effect of citrus fruits on those suffering from scurvy, Lind & Lime gin uses lime for flavour alongside pink peppercorn and juniper to balance out its strong, fresh citrus notes.
Currently under construction, the Port of Leith distillery will be an exciting new addition to the centre of Edinburgh and bring whisky production back to the heart of the city. Port of Leith will be situated next to The Royal Yacht Britannia and its distilling operations will be arranged vertically rather than across a large floorspace.
In the meantime, Port of Leith are producing not only gin but also bottling port and sherry. We look forward to seeing them grow in years to come.
£78.14 per litre
Try all four winners and see why they are our favourites of the year. Whisky from an exciting and forward-thinking Islay distillery, rum from a truly foundational distillery, gin from the beating heart of Scotland's spirits trade, and a classic Champagne from an esteemed house – four very different and exciting bottles.