THE DARNLEY'S GIN RANGE
ONLY THE MOST NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Darnley’s Gin is made using only natural ingredients; the best botanicals, the freshest
Scottish water and pure spirit. We believe that by respecting the ingredients gifted
to us by nature, and not using colours, sweeteners or artificial flavourings, we can
create gin that brings a nuanced and authentic taste to your glass.
A COTTAGE GIN
The derelict farm cottage next to our whisky distillery in the village of Kingsbarns was the perfect space to realise our dream of distilling gin in Fife, where our family have lived and worked for centuries.
In the gardens surrounding Darnley’s Gin Cottage, we grow as many botanicals as the Scottish weather allows but more exotic ingredients, like cinnamon and grains of paradise, need warmer climates so are sourced from growers around the world that we’ve come to know and trust. We continue to grow, forage and source in our endless botanical exploration.
OUR CORE RANGE
THE FLORAL ONE
Our recipe for Darnley’s Original was inspired by elderflower growing wild around the Wemyss family estate in Scotland.
A burst of zesty citrus on the palate, followed by juniper, mellow spice and subtle notes of elderflower. This Spring, why not prepare yourself the perfect G&T with Darnley’s Original Gin? Simply add in your favourite tonic, ice and a lemon wheel to enjoy a wonderfully invigorating refreshment!
THE SPICY ONE
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.
THE BOLD ONE
Our Navy Strength edition of our award-winning Spiced Gin was inspired by the illustrious Royal Navy career of our ancestor Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, who commanded ships around the world and rose to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet. 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 with intense warming spice flavour.
OUR COTTAGE SERIES
#1 - VERY BERRY
Very Berry is a limited edition gin inspired by the botanicals that grow wild around the Darnley’s Gin cottage in Fife, Scotland. It is the first in the ‘Cottage Series’ created by Darnley’s Distiller, Scott Gowans. He took inspiration from the local area where he spent time growing up and in particular, the countryside where the distillery sits, to select the signature botanicals in Very Berry: sloe berry, rosehip, elderberry and sugar kelp.
*SOLD OUT in 2020.
#2 - SMOKE & ZEST
Our second in the limited-edition Cottage Series range uses Fife grown barley smoked over pine wood chips, rowanberry that grows around our distillery, coriander from our cottage garden, orange peel and Lapsang Souchong tea. The botanicals combine to create an experimental gin that has a malty depth, is full of sweet citrus zest and develops a big smoky flavour.
#3 - WILD CITRUS
The botanicals at the heart of this London Dry Gin are foraged sorrel and garden-grown lemon balm, herbaceous plants native to the Kingdom of Fife. Both of these bygone botanicals have been traditionally cultivated in Scotland and were carefully selected by our distiller for their wild citrus and herbaceous flavours. The recipe also includes apples from East Neuk Orchards and a touch of lavender to add a subtle floral bouquet to balance the tangy flavours.DISCOVER MORE