Holyrood Distillery unveils new bespoke bottle for Height of Arrows Gin

The award-winning gin from Holyrood Distillery is now available in a new-look bottle.

Published 6th May 2024
Updated 6 th May 2024

Edinburgh-based, Holyrood Distillery, has unveiled a fresh new look with a bespoke bottle for its multi-award winning Height of Arrows Gin

Height of Arrows Gin uses minimal ingredients to produce layers of texture, for a smooth yet full-bodied favour; inspired by whisky-thinking in its creation.

With juniper as its singular botanical and enhanced with two modifiers - Isle of Skye Sea Salt and beeswax from Edinburgh Honey Co - the new bottle has been designed to reflect the adventure and ambition of the experimental distillery.

The new bottle takes inspiration from the city’s famous extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat which overlooks the distillery.

‘Height Of Arrows’ is the literal translation of ‘Àrd-Na-Said’, the Gaelic name for the iconic landmark, which has gained popularity recently thanks to the Netflix hit, One Day.

Standing at 251m, the Height of Arthur’s Seat was said to be the furthest distance an archer could fire an arrow – literally, aiming higher and breaking boundaries.

Holyrood Height of Arrows Gin

Of the new bottle, distillery manager, Calum Rae, said: “Height of Arrows elevates gin to new levels, and we wanted to make sure that a bespoke bottle was also a reflection of that. 

“The sloping shoulders of the bottle are reminiscent of the peak of Arthur’s Seat, while its green hue is a nod to the resilient lichen that adorns its rocks.

"The bottle uses a tactile sea-glass effect to represent the texture of the spirit, and serves as a reminder of the unstoppable forces of both time and nature which are both synonymous with Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park.”

Located at the foot of Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Distillery was founded in 2019 and is dedicated to producing spirits that are truly worthy of Scotland’s capital city and its proud past as a centre of brewing and distilling. 

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Following its release in 2022, Height of Arrows went on to be recognised with multiple awards including Gin of the Year by Whisky Exchange, New Product of the Year by Scottish Gin Awards, medals at the IWSC and ISC and Gold at the World Gin Awards.

In October 2023 the distillery launched its inaugural single malt, Arrival, one of the first single malt whiskies produced in Edinburgh in a century.

For further information on the full product range visit the Holyrood Distillery website

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Holyrood Distillery, Saint Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh, UK
Holyrood Distillery, Saint Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh, UK, EH8 9SH
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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