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Valentine's Day: 5 of the best Scottish gins to buy your partner

With Valentine's Day fast approaching we've taken the hard work out of gift buying for you by picking out 5 great gins that will impress your significant other.

Published: February 7, 2019
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From gin bouquets to dedicated bottles, here are some of the best gin gift ideas for Valentine's Day from some of Scotland's top producers.

Dunnet Bay Distillers ‘Old Tom’

(Price: £34, quantity: 700ml)

Nothing says Valentine's more than a little sweet treat or two, but ditch the chocolates this year and pick them up some thing they'll really appreciate, like the latest release from Rock Rose producers Dunnet Bay Distillers.

This Old Tom Gin is made using organic pink grapefruit peel before being sweetened in the OT style with muscovado sugar.

Edinburgh Gin - Valentine's Gin

(Price: £65, quantity: 700ml)

Don't just say it with any old flowers this Valentine's Day be adventurous with this exciting new gin bouquet.

Pairing flowers and gin to create something special, Edinburgh Gin use the same botanicals as the blushing pink recipe of Edinburgh Gin Valentine’s.

The EG team say each striking bouquet will contain an arrangement of “charming chamomile daisies, hot pink rose petals and aromatic lavender”.

Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur

(Price: £18 quantity: 500ml)

What says love better than well, a Love Gin Liqueur?

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This fun liqueur from Eden Mill has a bright fuchsia colouring that comes from a combination of Madagascan Vanilla, Croatian juniper, goji berry, rose petal and Scottish raspberry.

The amalgamation of distinct aromas creates a complex and decadent flavour profile evocative of, according to the EM team, "Turkish delight and premium raspberry ripple ice cream".

Persie Gin

(Price: £32.00 – £35.00, quantity: 500ml)

Add a little extra thought to your gin gift by personalising the label on one of the excellent Persie Gin range.

Simply send them your favourite picture of your better half, add up to six words to create a special message, and voilà, you have a fun gift that shows how much you love your chosen gin fan.

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The Old Curiosity - Apothecary Rose

(Price: £35.95 quantity: 500ml)

Why give roses when you can give rose petals and gin?

Old Curiosity Distillery, the purveyors of the now famous colour changing gin range, are offering people the chance to send someone a bottle of their vibrant Apothecary Rose gin with a "sprinkling of love" in the form of hand-picked, pink rose petals that can be used to perfectly garnish each glass of gin.


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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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