AN enterprising couple have created Scotland’s first premium gin distilled with hand-picked tea, inspired by Aberdeenshire’s rich history and links to the tea trade.
The Teasmith Gin has been created by Nick and Emma Smalley from Udny Green, who have spent over a year learning the art of distilling to perfect their blend.
The artisan gin is now being distilled in Perthshire’s Strathearn distillery and a limited first batch of 560 bottles goes on sale this week, in time for Christmas.
More bottles will be produced early next year as Nick and Emma aim to expand across the UK as well as internationally.
Having witnessed, like many, a renaissance of their favourite spirit, the couple wanted to create a premium gin that uses botanicals intrinsically associated with Aberdeenshire, and through research discovered the nearby Newburgh estuary was once a thriving trading port, with tea being one of its biggest imports
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