Amazing new gin map reveals Scotland's top gins

Gin lovers rejoice! There's a cool new map of Scottish gins available to buy now

Published 16th Aug 2017
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

If you're a fan of all things gin then head over to newly opened Etsy shop, VectorGin as they have just launched a new gin map of Scotland.

Created, as the name suggests, using vector drawings of the bottles produced in Scotland, the map would make a welcome addition to any gin lovers home.

Owner Pip Carters, who is a graphic designer living in Glasgow, says of the map: "The project came about for a couple of reasons, the first was that I wanted to sharpen my illustration skills and the rise in gin caught my attention so I decided to focus on that.

"The second was that I was disappointed to find that one of my favourite gins that claimed to be Scottish was actually distilled in England by a large distiller.

"The more I looked into the provenance of other Scottish gins the more I grew frustrated with the lack of clarity of where they were distilled and produced.

"I started an Instagram account (@vectorgin) where I uploaded a illustration per day of a bottle of (what I thought) was a Scottish gin.
"Some that have been posted slipped through the net and are in fact made elsewhere but the vast majority of correct.
gin map
Picture: the VectorGin map, Etsy
"The map is a celebration of the gins that are distilled in Scotland, which is why some of the more famous ones are ‘missing’."

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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