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Darnley’s Gin

Darnley’s Gin is part of the Wemyss Malts portfolio of products and has been producing quality small batch gins since 2010 under the watchful eye of master distillery Charles Maxwell. Now with a new distillery based in a small converted cottage behind the Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery, Head Distiller Scott Gowans will be taking on the responsibility of producing the high quality Darnley’s Gin people have come to love.

Established:2010
Address:Darnley’s Gin Distillery,
East Newhall Farm Cottage,
Kingsbarns,
St Andrews
KY16 8QE
Telephone:01333 451300
Website:http://www.darnleysgin.com

Darnley’s Gin Brands:

Darnley’s Original Gin

Inspired by the elderflower growing wild in the grounds of our family castle in Scotland, this award-winning, small batch London Dry Gin uses a distinctive blend of six botanicals, which are masterfully distilled in a time honoured style using the finest grain spirit.

Darnley’s Spiced Gin

Honouring the Wemyss family’s spirit of adventure, we wanted to explore a range of warming botanicals found as far afield as Africa, Morocco and China. We selected ten that would give the desired depth of flavour to create a contemporary gin that is full and rounded.

Darnley’s Spiced Gin: Navy Strength Edition

Our Navy Strength edition of our award-winning Spiced Gin was inspired by the Royal Navy career of our ancestor Sir Rosslyn Wemyss. During his time at sea, ships’ officers still enjoyed a daily ration of gin which had to pass a gunpowder test to prove it was over 57% alcohol and therefore Navy Strength. Using the same botanicals as Darnley’s Spiced Gin, we have added more juniper to our recipe and increased the proof to bring you a bold Navy Strength gin.

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Darnley’s Gin Distillery

You can now visit the Darnley’s Gin Distillery in the beautiful Kingdom of Fife, which is now open for tours. Situated in a small cottage behind Kingsbarns Whisky Distillery, your guide will explain the story of Darnley's Gin, how they distil their spirit and of course, lead you in a tasting of the full range. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ0Z7_bdX9Y