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Mackays’ Supplier Series: Ice and Fire Gin Distillery

Posted: October 12th, 2019 | Posted in: General News

Ice and Fire Gin Distillery was born from the Scottish Highlands, as a way for farmers to support their crofting lifestyle (small scale food production unique to Scotland).

Local water and botanicals are used in the distilling process, just one way the farmers’ background and heritage are instilled into the bottle of Ice and Fire Gin. It’s a family affair – Stephen, Jaqueline, Iain, Eilidh and Elizabeth distil the spirits in their shed. They’re all about the details too – hand bottling and applying the labels and wax themselves so even the branding represents their Highlands lifestyle and values.

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The distillery’s ethos is to “combine our knowledge and skills in distilling with our passion for the ingredients we use, to ensure that every bottle of spirits we produce is truly handcrafted, small-batch and artisan.” This shines through in everything they produce.

Ice and Fire don’t just talk the talk. They grow their own angelica, elderflower, rhubarb, sage, mint, lemon thyme, thyme, rowan berries, lavender and Jacobean Roses. These are used in their classic Caithness Gin and Crofters Tears batches, as well as special editions throughout the year.

What makes Ice and Fire Gin so special?

Ice and Fire’s push to stand out against multinational brands is why we’re proud to have a bottle sitting at Mackays Bar. They represent everything special about Scottish food and drink, but don’t take our word for it – try it yourself at Mackays, Bin Ends in Wick and Thurso or travelling through Inverness Airport at our Whisky Cellar!

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