It would be hard to find a more scenic location to open your gin distillery, but Dale and Vicky McQueen have done just that! Nestled in the heart of the Trossachs in the village of Callander lies the distillery, overlooked by Ben Ledi. Little surprise then, that the gin they produce looks and tastes as good as the surroundings! Visitors remark on the 'passion' for the spirit that is felt on entering the distillery.
The McQueens founded the distillery in July 2015 and launched with 4 premium gins in June 2016. Their range now comprises of Sweet Citrus, Smokey Chilli, Mocha, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Orange. They have also recently added a Super Premium Dry Gin which includes Bulgarian juniper, grapefruit, lime, vanilla and black pepper. Careful monitoring goes on all the time with their much-loved still 'Little Maggie.' All the gin is distilled, bottled and shipped directly from the distillery and there are no flavour elements added post distillation.
Vicky and Dale aim to provide 'blissful enjoyment and a wee buzz' to all who enjoy their gin! Vicky brings creative skills, whilst Dale is a mechanical engineer. The McQueens are always keen to hear from you with ideas and recipes that they may use to develop future creations. So don't forget to send them your thoughts!
The next time you see the distinctive glazed deep cobalt blue bottles, think McQueen and think gin fit for a King's table!