Caorunn offers distillery tours for gin fans

Caorunn Gin has opened up its distillery to give gin fans the chance to learn about the botanicals and production processes for its gin.

The Caorunn Gin Plant at Balmenach Distillery is based in the heart of Speyside’s rolling hills with views of the highlands. Visitors can learn more about the Scottish botanicals including dandelion, heather, coul blush apple, bog myrtle and rowan berry – which all grow in the surrounding countryside and blend together to create Caorunn’s flavour.

Visitors will gain an insight into Caorunn’s artisanal production process as well as a “truly unique” chance to discover the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber, built in 1920, which gives the gin its clean and versatile taste.

Guests on the tour will also be taken on an “aromatic taste adventure”, whereby the gin will be sampled both neat and as a classic Caorunn & T, served with red apple.

The distillery will offer one tour a day for a maximum of six guests. Tours start at 11.30am at £10 per person.

Caorunn Gin, which is handcrafted and small-batch, was launched in 2009. The gin is named after one of its botanicals, the rowan berry, which has inspired Celtic medicines and recipes for many generations.

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