Arbikie AK’S Gin
This characterful gin is named after Alexander Kirkwood Stirling (aka AK). He’s the father of Arbikie Highland Estate distillery founders Iain, John and David, their inspiration for starting Arbikie Distillery.
AK has been a craftsman of seed and soil for over 60 years and has passed on all his passion and skill to the next generation. This Scottish field to bottle gin is a tribute to AK.
The spirit is created entirely on their estate using their own wheat and water. It is distilled in their copper pot still and bottled in the distillery. They’ve weaved in botanicals to give it earthy and spicy hints and fresh local honey to add a subtle smoothness. Tastes that reflect the essence of the AK.
Gin-Note.com™ flavour guidance
Bold and Spice
A field-to-bottle gin that marries our estate grown wheat spirit with local honey and spicy, earthy botanicals.
Ideal mixer: Ginger Ale
Recommended garnish: A sprig of thyme and orange zest
Ideal serve: Gin and Ginger Ale
Information provided by brand owner. Framework provided by The Gin Guild.
|Nose:||Smoky black cardamom combines with fresh honey, vanilla and crème brulee aromas.|
|Palate:||Initial butterscotch notes from the estate-grown and distilled wheat spirit mix with spicy elements from the mace and black pepper.|
|Finish:||Traces of toffee and sweetness from our local honey linger and combine with citrus essence resulting in a warm marmalade finish.|
|Serve:||Tall glass filled with ice. A generous measure of AK’s Gin, topped up with a premium tonic. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and orange zest. Alternatively replace tonic with ginger ale for a unique taste.|