While most of us associate Scotland with whisky drinking, connoisseurs of gin will be delighted to know that CLC Duchally Country Estate, part of the CLC World Resorts & Hotels portfolio, has launched their very own brand of Scottish gin, called Gatehouse Gin, which is available to enjoy at this historic country house hotel.

This refreshing new Scottish gin was launched at a garden party at CLC Duchally Country Estate in June 2019, attended by celebrated journalist and broadcaster Jennie Bond.

A joint venture with Strathearn Gin Distillery, Scotland’s original craft spirits distillery, Gatehouse Gin incorporates the signature ingredients of juniper, grown on CLC Duchally Country Estate, Pink Lady apples and gooseberries, resulting in a sweet and refreshing hit to the palette that’s ideal as an aperitif with tonic water, either for a special occasion or as an everyday treat.

To ensure these ingredients stay home-grown, a small botanical garden of apple trees, juniper and gooseberry bushes has been planted on the estate, with more botanicals plus a plum and apple orchard to follow.

For a unique Duchally experience, guests can visit the gin distillery, Scotland’s newest, located in the Estate’s gatehouse, and enjoy summer tastings in the botanical garden.

Event organisers will be pleased to know that their MICE event at CLC Duchally Country Estate can be further enhanced with special Gin Experiences. Attendees will be able to design their own recipes and distil their own personalised bottles of Scottish gin!

Miniature and 50cl bottles of Gatehouse Gin are available for purchase at the resort and online. It is also available at the cosy, wood-panelled Whisky Bar, which stocks no fewer than 50 varieties of Scottish whisky, and at the award-winning Monteaths restaurant, which specialises in fine dining using locally-sourced, seasonal and organic produce. Monteaths is open to non-residents as well and has become a popular haunt for locals and visitors alike.

For the perfect aperitif before lunch or dinner, why not try a refreshing glass of Gatehouse Gin, a Scottish gin inspired by the local environment and its ingredients.

Gatehouse Gin – from our gardens, to your glass