Borders in high spirits

AFTER only opening in 2018, Borders Distillery has been quick to expand its portfolio,  launching a new barley-to-bottle gin that aims to tap in to the spirit’s soaring popularity.

Named after Hawick-born botanist William Kerr, who discovered hundreds of new plants across the globe, the new ‘William Kerr’s Borders Gin’ includes a balance of several botanicals like juniper berries, coriander seeds and cassia bark.

The gin, which has hints of citrus, fruit and liquorice, has an ABV of 43% and an RRP of £34.

Borders Distillery was started by the The Three Stills Company, a group of four founders who wanted to bring whisky production back to the area.

When the distillery opened last May, it was the first one to operate in the Borders for more than 180 years.

Tim Carton, co-founder of The Borders Distillery, said that the new gin had a “distinctive and delicious” flavour.