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    We at the Fairytale Distillery are delighted to announce the launch of our latest gin,  just in time for Christmas. Of course it is our Highland Christmas Gin !

    Thomas and the team have recreated those  memories of Christmas fare; the wonderful  smell of Mince pies and Christmas cake! So, in addition to our normal award winning recipe of London Dry Gin, we have added  Star Anise, Cinnamon, Orange, Dates and Raisins.

    We believe we have produced a gin that encapsulates the taste of  traditional Christmas fare while still maintaining our award winning London Dry Gin base. Don't delay; this gin is a limited edition, small batch product which we thoroughly recommend to you all. Additionally, to  further support that Christmas feeling, you might want to try adding a slice of Tangerine peel as a garnish.

    Let us know what you think!  Best wishes to you all for the coming Festive season from Thomas and the team at the Fairytale Distillery, here in the North West Highlands of Scotland. Slainte!

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    No 57- Summer Edition

    £17.50£46.80
    To its acclaimed taste a subtle juniper basis, woody, coniferous and resinous accents, the increase in alcohol content has given this version a sweet, Summer freshness, which we liken to a subtle taste of Mandarin and Kumquat. Fragrance | Very present juniper characteristic, a lot of berries, citrus peel, tangerine, lime, mint, subtle spice mixture, ginger, cinnamon, Tonka bean, coriander, floral touch, violet, lavender, roses. Taste | Aromatic continuation on the palate, markedly juniper-like, a lot of albedo and citrus peel, resinous and rooty, mossy and earthy, meadowsweet, vanilla, coriander, cloves, lavender, slight peel bitter aftertaste, red pepper, great alcohol sweetness, density and length, warming finish.

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    No 64

    £17.50£41.00

    The Parliament Enclosures Act of 1773 was enacted to divide up formerly common land to provide legal property rights for prospective landowners. The hedgerows that were constructed to divide up the land were commonly constructed of Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, creating  bumper crops of Sloe berries that, although they were tart and astringent by themselves, were soon used by the locals to add to gin.  Simply adding the Sloes made the gin of that time more palatable, and the staple English Autumnal beverage was born.

    At the Fairytale Distillery while we support the traditional way to make Sloe Gin: we obtain the best Sloes, use one of our 2020 World Spirits Award winning gins but do not use sugar!  You still get the award winning gin taste ( a delicate juniper with an oil pungency, orange like, slight mushroom notes, a hint of lavender with a full bodied and long aftertaste) but subtly flavoured with the Sloes. This gives our Highland Gin Number 64 a plum like addition, with a hint of dark chocolate, raisin, creating a harmonious and a slightly sweet almond like finish.

    Fragrance | A light sloe gin version, subtle juniper berry notes in the basis, delicately sloe-juicy, rather fresh and cherry-like, delicate roast aromas, reminiscent of stewed plums, vanilla, orange peels, cinnamon, dried fruits, some cinnamon, delicately rooty, black tea, a touch of lovage. Taste | Very strong bitter almond characteristic, stony and roasty, only subtly sloe- and juniper-like, somewhat resinous and coniferous, marzipan, citrus, caramel, cloves, mint, slightly oxydized notes, green walnuts, elegant balance of sugar and acid, fairly full-bodied and long.

  • Absinthe

    £19.00£49.00

    For those of you not so familiar with Absinthe, perhaps a little background knowledge might be helpful. It is believed that Absinthe, historically described as an anise-flavoured spirit derived from plants, originated in Switzerland, in the canton region of Neuchatel, in the late 18th century.It arose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in the late 19th and early 20th century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers, although its consumption then was opposed by social conservatives and prohibitionists who described Absinthe as a dangerously addictive and psychoactive drug and a hallucinogen! By 1915, Absinthe had been banned in the United States as well as many European countries. Recent studies have shown that its psychoactive properties have been exaggerated and that it has not been demonstrated to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits. The revival of Absinthe began in the 1990's, following the adoption of modern European Union food and beverage laws which removed long-standing barriers to its sale. Since the best way to produce Absinthe is by a distillation process similar to that of high quality gins, it was natural to us to bring our skills to the production this spirit. The high ABV of Absinthe (typically 45-74% ABV) attracted us, since we had received a degree of success with our own Navy Strength Gins (ABV 57.1%). Furthermore, our botanists Martin and Stefan, had a profound knowledge of Absinthe's basic herbs such as Artemisia absinthium (grand wormwood), green anise and sweet fennel. Moreover, they could bring their considerable botanical knowledge, to recommend the addition of further medicinal and culinary herbs to enhance our version of Absinthe.We call our version of Absinthe “ The Green Fairy; it is produced using our high technology still and uses the highest quality spirit and the spring fed water from the burn Allt Mor na Dornie, which combine to offer a high quality Absinthe experience with an ABV of 66%. How you drink Absinthe is also very interesting. It is well known that in order to fully appreciate this anise- flavoured spirit it is best to dilute it with ice cold water. The best way is to drizzle ice cold water on to a sugar cube suspended above your glass on a spoon. We recommend you seek out a reservoir glass and Absinthe spoon for this purpose; we can supply both.

  • No 1

    £17.50£35.70

    Compact, aromatical implementation of theme, subtly juniper like, somewhat ethereal and oily pungency, orangelike, slight mushroom notes, mossy, green-grassy, tart and peely, nutty and kernel-like, lavender, fairly full-bodied and long.

    Fragrance | Delicate juniper aroma, topped with fresh citrus and mint mixture, chocolatey, blackberry-like, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, resinous and rooty, some gentian, a touch of lavender, very straightforward concept.

    Taste Compact, aromatical implementation of theme, subtly juniper-like, somewhat ethereal and oily pungency, orange-like, slight mushroom notes, mossy, green-grassy, tart and peely, nutty and kernel-like, lavender, fairly full-bodied and long.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | This pleasant-tasting gin benefits from plenty of ice cubes with either lemongrass or a slice of grapefruit as a garnish.

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    No 35 – Summer Gin

    £16.00£38.60

    Aromatic repetition on the palate; subtle juniper basis, with woody, coniferous and resinous accents; contains a strong mango element with a  hint of cassia; a compact, full-bodied, good length, with a hint of spice at the finish.

    Fragrance | The basic juniper aroma is overlaid with a candy-like citrus perfume of orange; a berry- like mixture of strawberry and blackberry, with a hint of mango, lavender, mint and cinnamon; with rooty and earthy notes.

    Taste | Aromatic consonance with the fragrance, subtly juniper-like, lemon, lime, strong berry aromas, blackberry, strawberry, mint, menthol coolness, orange peel, coriander, lavender, delicate honey sweetness, good density and harmonious, long finish.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | This pleasant-tasting gin benefits from plenty of ice cubes with either lemongrass or a slice of grapefruit as a garnish.

  • No 57

    £17.50£47.80

    Aromatic repetition on the palate, subtle juniper basis, woody, coniferous and resinous accents, citrus, lime, orange peel, lavender, tonka bean, spignel, some lovage, compact, full-bodied, good length.

    Fragrance | Very typical juniper structure, broad offer of citrus peels, orange, lime, a lot of rose petals, lavender, violet, mint, hoppy, peaty, earthy and mushroom-like. Taste | Aromatic copy of the fragrance concept, a lot of ethereal oils, juniper berries and citrus peels in duet, lemon, orange, lime, floral appeals, lavender, rosemary, Alpine herbs, great alcohol sweetness, harmonious, full-bodied and long.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | This pleasant-tasting gin benefits from plenty of ice cubes with either lemongrass or a slice of grapefruit as a garnish.

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    No 4

    £16.00£36.00

    Aromatic repetition on the palate, subtle juniper basis, woody, coniferous and resinous accents, citrus, lime, orange peel, lavender, tonka bean, spignel, some lovage, compact, full-bodied, good length, some ethereal and bitter finish.

    Fragrance | Aromatic and compact version, clear juniper presence, a lot of citrus oil top notes, orange, lime, berry-like aromas, delicately rooty and earthy, ginger, coriander, cardamom, lavender, some Tonka bean, floral aspects, rose petals, menthol coolness.

    Taste Aromatic repetition on the palate, subtle juniper basis, woody, coniferous and resinous accents, citrus, lime, orange peel, lavender, Tonka bean, spignel, some lovage, compact, full-bodied, good length, some ethereal and bitter finish. Bartenders recommendations | Don‘t stint on the ice cubes and try either rosemary or cassia bark as a garnish for this smooth gin.

     
  • No 6

    £17.50£43.00

    Very ethereal and ester continuation on the palate, quite a lot of juniper berries, dosed citrus top notes, orange peel, lime juice, tonka bean, mint, ginger, strong floral component, rose petals, rose oil, violet, lavender, full-bodied and compact, harmonious.

    Fragrance | A very multi-faceted variety interpretation, typical juniper aromatic carried by botanicals, a lot of citrus, lemon, lime, tangerine, tonka bean, ginger, coffee, lavender, estery, a touch of Bazooka chewing gum borrowings.

    Taste | Very multi-faceted continuation on the palate, quite a lot of juniper berries, balanced citrus top notes, orange peel, lime juice, Tonka bean, mint, ginger, strong floral component, rose petals, rose oil, violet, lavender, full-bodied and compact, harmonious, persistent length in the finish, very complex composition.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | With this gin add ice cubes and a nice slice of lime for the perfect drink for the beach.

     
  • No 7

    £16.00£39.00

    A rather powerful juniper berry basis, coniferous and resinous, subtle citrus notes, orange peel, grapefruit, clove oil, rooty, gentian, a lot of ginger, mint, floral aspects, lavender, a touch of lovage, compact body, fairly long finish.

    Fragrance | Very typical variety, high freshness embeded in juniper, light fragrance with berry- like, citrus, oranges, lemon grass, slightly earthy and rooty, carrot, gentian, mint, eucalyptus, lavender, muscat blossom, blossom honey, cocoa, cinnamon bark.

    Taste | Rather powerful juniper berry basis, coniferous and resinous, subtle citrus notes, orange peel, grapefruit, clove oil, rooty, gentian, a lot of ginger, mint, floral aspects, lavender, a touch of lovage, compact body, fairly long finish.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | Plenty of ice cubes; try grapefruit as a garnish, however lemongrass and cassia bark together makes for an elegant, sophisticated drink that might just win her over!

     
  • No 8

    £17.50£43.50
    This lovely, slightly dry, smooth gin with just a hint of juniper in the bouquet has a flowery, rose petal beginning, reflecting the rosehip and meadowsweet ingredients. See if you can detect the slightly peppery aftertaste, not unlike some whiskey. This complex gin has many subtle taste undertones. Fragrance | Very delicate and berry-like stylistics, more raspberry than juniper, delicately nutty, somewhat green background, vegetable touch, cucumber, waxy and peely, citrus, orange, rosemary, thyme, lavender, nettles, coriander, angelica root, a lot of black tea. Taste | Raspberry also greets the palate, nutty and almond-like, a lot of citrus peel, only subtle freshness with delicate juniper notes, Alpine herbs, lemon thyme, coriander, lavender, delicate blossom honey sweetness, compact, slightly overlaying, good length.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | Serve with plenty of ice cubes and try grapefruit as a garnish, also lime goes well.

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    No 17

    £17.50£41.00
    We at the Fairytale Distillery are always looking to add to our list of Highland Gins. This time we seek to recreate the 'Spirit of the Glens' by using only those botanics present in the Highlands of Scotland which, together with the pure spring water of Alt Mor na Dornie high above the Distillery,combine to give this unique gin its distinctive flavour. Thus, although our Highland Gin Number 17 is classed as a Traditional or London Dry Gin, that is to say contains Juniper, Angelica Root and Coriander, classic London Dry botanics; in order to create our 'Spirit of the Glens', we have added Cranberries, Heather petals, Rose Hip, Pine shoots, Meadowsweet petals , Poplar buds, Rose petals and Iris.Therefore, underlying the initial juniper notes of the London Gin is the slightly sweet, resinous profiles from the Meadowsweet , Pine and Poplar which together with the fruity and floral notes of the Heather, Rose Hip and Rose petals , give this gin a strong finish helping to create the overall experience of the Highlands of Scotland and our version of the 'Spirit of the Glens'! Enjoy! Fragrance | Massive overall image, subtly juniper-like, very fruity, berry-like and estery, subtly resinous and ethereal, raspberry, strawberry, meadow herbs, thyme, meadowsweet, clear orange peel, floral accents, roses, rosehip, lavender. Taste | Extension of aromas on the palate, a touch of noticeable juniper, a lot of berries, raspberry, cranberry, overlaid with powerful accessory, a lot of lavender, rose petals, orange peel, grassy-green, rooty, ginger, angelica root, coriander, mint.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | Why not try this gin neat with plenty of ice cubes and a sprig of rosemary.

  • No 2

    £17.50£41.00
    The delicate citrus bouquet is hard to detect but the lemony beginning with a sweetish after taste makes this a very refreshing gin, certainly one for those hot summer days!
    Fragrance | Nice balance of juniper and a citrus freshness; very typical juniper-like, with nice lemon and exotic green and peppery aspects; delicately rooty with angelica, orange peel and violet aromas. Taste | Very fresh gin concept, very typical intense juniper with citrus; a lot of orange peel aspects giving a fleshy and juicy texture leading to a delicately rooty, slightly ginger, peppery puncency yet mintaining good tightness and length.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | You could try crushed ice with this gin and using cassia and lemon-grass make this a very interesting summer drink.

  • No 29

    £17.50£44.00

    Strong ethereal top notes, candy drop-like, berry-like, lime, orange peel, floral notes, orange blossoms, elderflower, green tea, subtly juniper-like, a lot of rose oil, lavender, coriander, cardamom, thyme, malty sweetness, good tightness and length, warming finish, unconventional concept.

    Fragrance | Very floral basic notes, slightly perfumed, citrus, grapefruit, rose petals, orange blossoms, lavender, typical juniper base, coriander, ginger, black tea.

    Taste Strong ethereal top notes, candy drop-like, berry-like, lime, orange peel, floral notes, orange blossoms, elderflower, green tea, subtly juniper-like, a lot of rose oil, lavender, coriander, cardamom, thyme, malty sweetness, good tightness and length, warming finish, unconventional concept.

    Bartender‘s recommendations | Plenty of ice cubes and try lemon-grass for this intriguing gin.

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