Gin Bothy Tastes Success At Scottish Rural Awards


4th April 2016

Start-up drinks brand ‘Gin Bothy’, founded just two years ago by Angus entrepreneur Kim Cameron has taken final place in the Artisan Drinks category at the 2016 Scottish Rural Awards.

Gin Bothy was recognised for the first time at the Scottish Rural Awards because of its craftsmanship and contribution to the rural economy.

Over 200 nominations encompassing every aspect of rural life, from aquaculture to agriculture, tourism and food and drink from across Scotland were considered. 

Much of Gin Bothy’s success comes from remaining true to the traditions of rural bothy life, says Kim Cameron, founder of the brand.

“The small team hand-craft, hand-bottle and hand-label each batch of gin at Peel Farm, Kirriemiuir. This is a seasonal business with roots planted firmly in the local environment. Our fruit is sourced less than five miles away and the botanicals and grain spirit come from Glamis, just seven miles along the road.”

The spring / summer production calendar for Gin Bothy begins with Raspberry and Blueberry gins moving into Rhubarb and Chilli made with Fife grown capsicums.

Our brand speaks of tradition, but it’s a modern premium product. We’re aimed at the gin fan who wants to build their collection, but not in the supermarket aisle.” says Kim Cameron, founder of Gin Bothy.

Richard Bath, a Scottish Rural Awards judge, said: \'Showing our readers the joys of the Scottish countryside is one of the main aims of Scottish Field, so our partnership in the awards is a perfect fit. I was amazed by the quality and attention to detail showed by the nominees across each category.\'

Gin Bothy Ltd

Inspired by Bothies of the past, Gin Bothy favour the old fashioned approach. We infuse our Gins with local seasonal fruits in extremely small batches, working through the process by hand at each step.

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