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Loch Ness Spirits to close down

Scottish gin distiller Loch Ness Spirits has stopped production after seven years in operation.

Loch Ness Spirits
Lorien and Kevin Cameron-Ross, co-founders of Loch Ness Spirits

Founders Kevin and Lorien Cameron-Ross announced on the distiller’s Facebook page on Monday (26 September) that the company would wind down its business. The couple founded Loch Ness Spirits in 2015, which produces gin and absinthe.

“We have always valued fantastic support our Loch Ness Spirits brand, so we wanted you to hear directly from us that we are planning to stop selling our products to the general public on 30 September 2022,” the founders said in the post.

“There are multiple reasons for this but they all boil down to neither of us having capacity.

“We would always want to do our products and our heritage justice and give our Loch Ness brand the energy it deserves to flourish. The last few years have changed the lives of all of us in so many different ways.”

The duo said they could no longer provide the company with the “love and attention it deserves”. As such, they have “decided to put a pause on some things”.

“We have learned so much about what it is to run a business, build a brand and add value to an exciting sector of the Scotland food and drink market,” the statement continued. “We have met some truly remarkable people, among both our customers and professional colleagues.”

Furthermore, Loch Ness Spirits said it would sell bottle number one from every batch of its gin and absinthe on its website, along with some bottles from sold-out stock.

In October 2020, the company won a trademark appeal against Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky over the use of the famous Scottish loch’s name.

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