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Selkirk distillers produced their first gin in September 2017. It’s architects, two couples from Selkirk (Jane and Allan Walker and Dave and Susan Myatt), believed that the Scottish borders with it's rich history and wealth of natural resources could produce high quality spirits. this was proven with the successful launch of Reiver's Gin.
the main botanical in Reiver’s gin grows wild on the rolling lowland hills of Selkirkshire . the whin flower, known as the golden flower of Thor, is handpicked, cleaned and dried by the creators before infusing it within their gin.
Selkirk distillers' next creation was launched in December 2017. the Bannock Gin also had its base ingredient deeply rooted in Selkirk. the bannock used in the process comes from Cameron's bakery in Selkirk, home of the original bannock. the first batch of This delightful ‘bannock in a bottle’ almost sold out in one day.
Selkirk Distillers are also delighted to use a unique design on their gin bottles, created by the wonderfully talented local artist, Conor McAllister.
Reiver's gin was developed to be enjoyed in a glass, over ice, with a slice of orange. The botanicals in Reiver's gin include juniper, angelica root, grapefruit, lemon and orange peel, liquorice root and the all-important whin flower (Ulex europaeus).
Selkirk Distillers' Bannock Gin uses a classic juniper-led gin as it's base. The Selkirk Bannock is then added and allowed to macerated for one month, thus recreating the rich, buttery flavours of a bannock in a bottle.