Scran season 6: Edinburgh's history of gin

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 19th Aug 2022
Updated 10 th Oct 2023

On this episode of Scran you'll learn all about gin, how it's made, its very colourful history and how Edinburgh has figured in its story to-date.

More specifically we'll be hearing all about Edinburgh Gin, which is fast becoming an institution in the gin world.

Starting with a trip to Edinburgh's botanical gardens, Rosalind meets Phillip Kingscott, Edinburgh Gin's Experiential Ambassador and Dr Greg Kenicer - who has been instrumental in the development of their 1670 edition.

Prepared to be amazed by the gin knowledge these two people possess!

Rosalind also visits the current Edinburgh Gin distillery in the east end and meets Master Distiller David Wilkinson.

They discuss what goes into the various different flavours of gins as well as how they develop their new lines, what's in store for the future and what advice David has for anyone interested in the distilling business.

Listen to the episode in full

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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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