THE DARNLEY'S STORY
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 STILL, DOROTHY
Darnley’s Gin is made in a 350l copper pot still that fits perfectly in our small cottage. She is named Dorothy after two of our regular visitors and we have a tour guide called Dot so it honours one of our team too!
Each bottle of Darnley’s Gin begins with the highest quality British grown grain spirit and the finest botanical ingredients.
Our Head Distiller, Scott, makes Darnley's Gin in our copper pot still in the London Dry style to produce a gin with uncompromising quality and flavour.
We pride ourselves on making a gin that’s perfectly natural, which is why we make London Dry Gin. This means that no additional flavours or sugars are added after distillation, only purified water to reduce our gin to its bottling strength. Our carefully selected combination of botanicals are steeped in the base spirit, allowing the essential oils and flavours to be released before distillation.
ROOTED IN FIFE
Our story is rooted in Fife, Scotland where our family have lived and worked for centuries and it is here that our gin making journey begins. In partnership with local experts we forage for some of our botanicals, like the elderflower that grows wild in the grounds of Wemyss Castle, our family’s ancestral home.