The home of Porter's Gin is perhaps Scotland's most innovative distillery. With a unique location and cutting edge equipment, it is a perfect symbol of the modern gin distilling movement.
In 2012, cocktail bar industry stalwarts Ben Iravani, Josh Rennie and Alex Lawrence turned the basement of their cocktail bar Orchid (SLTN cocktail bar of the year in 2012, 2017 and 2018) into a micro-distillery. The team, led by 2018 UK bartender of the year Alex Lawrence, built their own unique low-temperature still and after a lot of experimentation with botanicals, Porter's Gin was born.
Porter's is "cold-distilled" using modern equipment to lower the boiling point during distillation – this results in a fresh and natural flavour from botanicals, giving Porter's a unique flavour perfect for long refreshing drinks.
Visits to the distillery take place on Saturday afternoons every week, and can be booked through the website. Unlike any other distillery visit you will experience the cocktail bar, the fascinating history of Porter's and the super cool modern stills. You will learn about our modern distillation, botanicals and flavour. The tour lasts 45 minutes and includes tasting distillates from the still, a gin & tonic or a cocktail, and the opportunity to buy bottles, souvenirs and merchandise from the micro-distillery.