Holyrood Distillery to launch Height of Arrows gin

Holyrood Distillery is set to launch its first gin - Height of Arrows.

Published 31st Aug 2021
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Inspired by its position in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Distillery has created a brand new gin that is rooted in the whisky making process.

Launching in September 2021, Height Of Arrows is a gin that has been created with whisky in mind.

Drawing on the idea that whisky’s myriad of flavours rely on just three ingredients, Height Of Arrows doesn't have numerous botanicals, with just juniper being showcased.

The team said that the mouth reflects a whisky experience and is achieved through beeswax and salt, lending layers of texture and full bodied flavour to the gin.

Height Of Arrows is the literal translation of Àrd-Na-Said, the Gaelic name for Arthur's Seat. Standing at 251m, the height of the famous hill is the furthest distance an archer could fire a bow.

Managing director of Holyrood Distillery, Nick Ravenhall, said, “In Height of Arrows, we have made a gin that is distilled from our DNA as whisky makers. In whisky making we work with simplicity.

"Barley, water and yeast. We've taken this same mind set to Height of Arrows and created a complex gin born from juniper alone taking centre stage.

"Our hope is that gin fans will be thrilled to explore a new direction in modern gin; one that elevates today's gin drinking experience.”

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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