The Gin Clan, a new book about Scottish gins, gets set to launch in time for Mother's Day

A new book about Scottish gins and the people that make them is set to launch in time for Mother's Day. 

Published 28th Feb 2019
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

With the Scottish gin scene thriving, The Gin Clan aims to tell the stories of the distillers and makers who are creating passionately conceived and beautifully crafted gins, using the finest of locally-sourced ingredients.

The exciting new book will list the 77 members of the 'Distilling Clan' – those who make gin with their own still – and the nearly 60 'Kith and Kin' – the makers, creators and brand owners who have gin made for them in Scotland and elsewhere; the cuckoo distillers who make their gin on other people’s stills and makers who use compounding techniques to create “bathtub” gins.

Featuring producers from all walks of life – professional distillers; farmers looking to diversify; entrepreneurs wanting to celebrate their hometown; and gin enthusiasts having a go themselves - the reasons to make gin, according to author Fiona Laing, are as numerous as the entries in the book.

The comprehensive guide to the Scottish gin scene, is set to be released in time for Mother’s Day on 31 March, and is described as the "perfect gift for any parent who likes gin".

• The Gin Clan by Fiona Laing, is published by Great Northern Books and is available to preorder now with a RRP £11.99,

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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