7 Scottish pink gins you should try this summer

Pink gin has been increasing in popularity over the past few years, and several Scottish distilleries have released their own blushing, floral gins. 

Published 6th May 2019
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Perfect for garden parties and sunny days, pink gin is sweet and drinkable, not to mention much prettier than regular gin - especially when garnished with fresh Scottish berries.

Mix it with tonic, rose lemonade or a splash of prosecco for the perfect summertime tipple.

The Old Curiosity Apothecary Rose gin

39% ABV; 50cl £35.95

7 Scottish pink gins you should try this summer
Picture: The Old Curiosity

On the outskirts of Edinburgh lies The Secret Herb Garden, home of The Old Curiosity Gin.

The garden has more than 600 naturally grown varieties of herbs, which have been used to create a range of gins, including the pretty Apothecary Rose Gin.

Subtle in fragrance with a light, floral colour, it’s a romantic drink, perfect for sipping in the garden on summer evenings.


Eden Mill Love Gin

42% ABV; 50cl £30

Picture: Eden Mill
Picture: Eden Mill

A light blush pink gin from St Andrews distiller, Eden Mill, Love Gin blends botanicals of hibiscus and the sweetness of strawberries with fragrant rose petal.

When it’s diluted it releases sweet vanilla and floral notes. Best served with frozen berries and elderflower tonic or rose lemonade.


Kintyre Pink Gin

40% ABV; 50cl £30

7 Scottish pink gins to try this summer
Picture: Kintyre Pink Gin

Distilled at Beinn an Tuirc on Kintyre’s scenic east coast, overlooking Arran and the Kilbrannan Sound, Kintyre Pink Gin is distilled with Scottish raspberries and oats.

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This gives it a delicate, creamy flavour and pretty pink colour reminiscent of our traditional Scottish dessert, Cranachan.

Garnish the gin with fresh raspberries and mint and mix with tonic - or for an extra special summery cocktail, add a splash of prosecco instead.


Strathearn Heather Rose Gin

40% ABV; 70cl £36

7 Scottish gins you should try this summer
Picture: Strathearn Distillery

Featuring classic Scottish heather and delicate rose, Strathearn Heather Rose Gin is vibrantly floral and sweet with a hint of spice, making it the perfect summer tipple.

Undiluted, the gin’s colour reflects fields of heather on the Scottish hillsides. But add some tonic and it changes to a delicate pink and releases a waft of rose scent.

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McQueen Pink Gin

37.5% ABV; 50cl £19.99

7 Scottish pink gins you should try this summer
Picture: Trossachs Distillery

Sold exclusively in Aldi’s Scottish stores, McQueen Pink Gin was created in the company’s Trossachs Distillery in Callander.

It's infused with raspberries and cranberries, lending it a riotous fuchsia colour.

But don’t be fooled by its jazzy appearance - the gin is sweet and delicate and maintains the classic juniper of all great gins.

Garnish it with raspberries and cranberries and serve with tonic for a pretty pink tipple at a fraction of the price of other pink gins.

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Square Peg Pink Gin

40% ABV; 50cl

7 Scottish pink gins you should try this summer
Picture: Square Peg Distillery

Infused with blackberries and raspberries from Perthshire, Square Peg Pink Gin is fresh and fruity with undertones of citrus and juniper.

It’s distilled at Strathleven Distillery in Dumbarton and contains no artificial colours or sweeteners.

With lovely summer flavour of berries, fresh cream and fruit sorbet, it’s best served with tonic, raspberries and a slice of lemon.


Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice

43.4%; 70cl £35

7 Scottish pink gins you should try this summer.
Picture: Hendrick's Gin

Created at Hendricks’ gin palace in Ayrshire, Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice Gin is inspired by nature’s most vivid flowers.

A small-batch, handcrafted release, the gin is infused with a secret selection of floral essences that enhance Hendricks’s Gin recipe.

This enchanting gin blossoms on the palate and is perfect for summer drinking.

Crystal is Digital Content Editor at JPI Media and writes for Scotsman Food & Drink on the latest restaurant openings, and best places to eat and drink around the country.
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