Moray Distillery unveils Avva Scottish Gin

14th October, 2016 by Nicola Carruthers

Elgin-based Moray Distillery has made its first foray into spirits with the launch of Avva Scottish Gin, a London dry gin.

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Avva Scottish Gin is made with hand-foraged botanicals from Highland and Speyside

The new gin is described as “well-balanced with a clean finish” and made with traditional botanicals combined with hand-foraged botanicals from Highland and Speyside.

Avva Scottish Gin is made with using a Speyside copper still called Jessie-Jean, named after the founder’s grandmothers. The name Avva also means ‘a respected grandmother, respectable elder woman’ in the Indian language of Dravidian, in Hebrew.

The new expression is presented in a traditional apothecary-style bottle and finished with a wooden topped cork, which is de-embossed with a rose window.

Moray Distillery was founded by Jill Brown in 2015, who previously established liqueur business Berry Good.

Brown said: “The previous experience I have with compounding spirits for liqueur production most definitely helped establish recipes for Avva Scottish Gin.

“The distillation process was where I wanted to go with the business and I appreciate the importance of utilising local suppliers, which is why I chose for the still to be made in Moray. Not many distillers or distilleries were able to just pop over the road to see it all coming together. A Scottish still for a Scottish gin seems fitting.”

The first batch is available now direct to consumers via the online shop at £38 for a 70cl bottle.

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