The Gin Clan

Scottish Gins & Distilleries


The Gin Clan

Everybody loves gin just now and in Scotland the gin scene is thriving. On the latest count there are more than 200 Scottish gins and more on the way.

The Gin Clan tells the stories of the distillers and makers who are creating passionately conceived and beautifully crafted gins, using the finest of locally-sourced ingredients.

The Gin Clan lists the 77 members of the Distilling Clan – those who make gin with their own still – and the 58 Kith and Kin – the makers, creators and brand owners who have gin made for them in Scotland and elsewhere; the cuckoo distillers who make their gin on other people’s stills and makers who use compounding techniques to create “bathtub” gins.

The makers come from all walks of life – professional distillers; farmers looking to diversify; entrepreneurs wanting to celebrate their hometown; gin enthusiasts having a go themselves and people who have founded distilleries to enhance their community.

The reasons to make gin are as numerous as the entries in the book. The dreams of the makers are fuelling Scotland’s gin boom. The Gin Clan is a celebration of Scotland’s signature gins and all the distilleries that make them.

Fiona Laing uses her experience as a journalist to tell the stories of those dreams in a comprehensive guide to the Scottish gin scene.

Released in time for Mother’s Day on 31 March, the Gin Clan will make the perfect gift for any parent who likes gin.

The Gin Clan By Fiona Laing

Published by Great Northern Books, 28th March 2018, RRP £11.99, gift hardback, 176 pages. ISBN: 978-1-912101-48-1

Available from Great Northern Books, call 01274 735056 or visit


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