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James Keiller Dundee Dry Gin
The story of Dundee Dry Gin began in 1995 with James Keiller Estates at the heart of the project. On the lookout for an innovative commodity that combined the already established legacy of the James Keiller Estates brand with the rich industrial history of Dundee; we seized the opportunity to tap into an ever-growing and global gin market.
2017, we had established a partnership with the founder of Verdant Spirits, Andrew Mackenzie who helped bring our ideas to fruition. By introducing the Keiller brand to Heriot-Watt University’s botanical department, a brilliant and innovative collaboration was forged there and then.
After trialling seven iterations, the final sample was the most successful and distinct in flavour. The eclectic and inviting notes of juniper, infused with Seville orange that lingers on the tastebuds can be sourced in every bottle we produce.
Of course, Dundee is synonymous with its jute, jam and journalism trades. Distilled and bottled in-house, in Edward Street Mill, Dundee Dry Gin is certainly an exercise in continued tradition. The exterior is carefully fashioned from white porcelain and branded with a design that is reminiscent of Keiller’s Marmalade, produced in the later part of the 18th century.
The striking simplicity of the two-tone bottle bears semblance to its iconic heritage; a family name once recognized all over the world. Our hand-crafted bottles also feature a wax-topping which begs for a savoured experience, while you cherish a replica of history. While the eye-catching black bottle embodies the sophistication and modernity of Scotland’s up-and-coming city.
Welcome to the James Keiller family.