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,