Scottish Gin Reviews

Brand story, how it’s made, & more

Read in-depth reviews of the best Scottish gins. Learn about their brand stories, how they’re made, tasting notes, and recommended serves.

Explore Scottish Gin

About 70% of all the UK’s gin is produced in Scottish distilleries including some of the world’s best-known brands.

Scottish gins are very much in vogue at the moment. From island gins such as Isle of Harris, The Botanist and Misty Isle, to brands such as Caorunn, Eden Mill and Edinburgh Gin, there’s a fervent demand which shows no signs of stopping.

With over 450 Scottish gins to chose from (The Gin Cooperative), you might not know where to start!

To help you out, you can view 39 of the best gins from Scotland – as chosen by some fellow supporters of International Scottish Gin Day.

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Tipple Gin Review

Tipple Gin Review

  • Gin type: London Dry / Contemporary
  • Made in: Scotland
  • Key botanicals: damson, honey, rosemary
  • Strength (ABV): 42%
Hills & Harbour Gin Review

Hills & Harbour Gin Review

  • Gin type: London Dry
  • Made in: Scotland
  • Key botanicals: juniper, noble fir needles, bladderwrack seaweed, dried mango
  • Strength (ABV): 40%
Caorunn Gin Review

Caorunn Gin Review

  • Gin type: London Dry
  • Made in: Scotland
  • Key botanical: Rowan berry, bog myrtle, heather, coul blush apple and dandelion leaf
  • Strength (ABV): 41.8%
Garden Shed Gin Review

Garden Shed Gin Review

Euan Harris | 20 April 2019 Born in a garden in the West End of Glasgow, Garden Shed Gin is a spirit to be admired. From its concept and branding, through to its flavour profile and environmental ethos, it’s a gin I absolutely adore. Read my review to find out why....

Edinburgh Gin Review

Edinburgh Gin Review

Edinburgh Gin Classic Review Euan Harris | 22 Jan 2019 The bottle for this Edinburgh Gin review was purchased by From the Gin Shelf In this review Edinburgh's history with gin The story of Edinburgh Gin Botanicals How it's made Tasting notes Verdict Edinburgh Classic...

Colonsay Gin Review

Colonsay Gin Review

Free 10cl bottle of Colonsay Gin provided to sample for this review. Opinions entirely that of From the Gin Shelf Free 10cl bottle of Colonsay Gin provided to sample for this review. Opinions entirely that of From the Gin Shelf Colonsay Gin Review The island of...

Kirkjuvagr Gin Review

Kirkjuvagr Gin Review

Last time out I reviewed the stunning Isle of Harris Gin from the Outer Hebrides. Now, let me transport you around the coast of Scotland to the country’s north east, and another remote and rugged island - Orkney. Advertisement feature: Free Bottle provided for this...

Pickering’s Gin Review

Pickering’s Gin Review

  Advertisement feature: Free samples provided for this review. Opinion entirely that of From the Gin Shelf. Scotland Classic Juniper, citrus and earthy spice Slice of pink grapefruit 42% Under £30 Scotland Classic Juniper, citrus and earthy spice Slice of pink...

Ginerosity Gin Review

Ginerosity Gin Review

Advertisement feature: Free sample provided for this review. Opinion entirely that of From the Gin Shelf. FAST FACTS Scotland Classic Fresh mint 40% Produced in Summerhall Distillery, the home of Pickering's Gin, Ginerosity is the world's first social enterprise gin....

Scottish Gin FAQs

HOW MANY SCOTTISH GINS ARE THERE?

According to the Gin Cooperative, there are 400+ Scottish gins.

HOW MANY SCOTTISH GIN DISTILLERIES ARE THERE?

According to the Scottish Gin Society, there are over 90 distilleries that make there own gin.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE UK'S GIN IS MADE IN SCOTLAND?
Around 70% of all the UK’s gin is made in Scotland.