Stuck at home with the kids? Board games, maybe drinking a bit more than usual? Its like Christmas all over again! So today seems a good a day to launch our... Lockdown liqueurs! First up - Black at 29.4%. Blackberries, black currants, black cherries and honey. The black cherries grew here 2 years ago and have steeped in gin ever since, the blackcurrants are from our garden over the last 2 summers, the blackberries were grown by John Christie in Kincraig. Then Pink at 24.6%. Made with rowan berries picked at Inshriach and berberis berries from our gardens. All of these ingredients were steeped individually in our 43% gin for 4 months and then blended and sweetened with honey from Drumguish and a little bit of sugar from Aldi. Very limited availability, we managed to make 110 35cl bottles of each and they are only available as a pair for £50 including uk delivery. Not on our website or in any shops, not that you can visit shops anyway right now, so pm for details. Pretty much unrepeatable. If you want to combine these with another order let me know and they can go in the same parcel to save postage. Further exciting product releases tomorrow. #inshriachgin #inshriach #scottishgin #liqueur
For the first time demand for something I’m producing is completely outstripping supply. 160 litres of Ginitizer left the distillery today, all for charities and community groups and I have another 820 litres of alcohol on order to cover next week. I should probably find someone I want to sell it to rather than giving it away... Despite the irreverent name it is produced to world health organisation guidelines with the right proportions of hydrogen peroxide and glycerol, and just a bit of gin to give it character. A multi purpose consumable version can’t be far off... #inshriachgin
In tastier news my new line of Christmas liqueurs are nearly ready. Lockdown liqueurs? More on that later...
It’s not really about the packaging, it’s become about making as much as I can and getting it somewhere useful. Still not sure my labelling meets regulations. Meh. Cross that bridge. Thanks to @lochnessspirits for helping out with this one. #ginitizer #staysafe #inshriach #inshriachgin
Clear labelling as per world health organisation guidelines.
Important messaging for these times from the Inshriach distilling bureau of public health. #staysafe #drinkgin
Lets get this party started. As of Monday we will have the ingredients for a few hundred litres of sanitiser. This first lot is made from tails that have been through the still and smells extremely ginny.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to order Inshriach gin, the hospitality side of Inshriach is on hold so we appreciate your support very much and we hope a drop of our finest helps you through. Deliveries are still making it out, free to the uk and usually £12 to Europe. In the meantime we are using up all the rest of our alcohol making very ginny hand sanitizer. Strange times indeed.
Ok, that needed done.
All we have left to sell is gin. For as long as @official.dpd.uk continue to collect from our non contact secret repository we can still send gin all over Europe. Our website is a bit simple but uk deliveries are free and European deliveries are usually £12 for up to 4 bottles. You need to speak to us to arrange that. Get it while you can and thank you, it means a great deal to us especially in these times. Www.inshriachgin.com #scottishgin #covid_19 #scotland #aviemore
Over the last few days it has become clear that a lot of people are ignoring best advice and still travelling to the highlands. While we feel we have taken sensible measures to keep ourselves and our business safe, this area has finite medical capacity and we do not wish to facilitate or encourage the movement of people to and through this area. What is unfolding in Europe is horrifying and I think there will be an increasing backlash over visitors putting their holidays ahead of the health and welfare of the local community. Limiting the movement of people is all we can do right now. With that in mind we have decided to shut down our business altogether after this weekend and would ask that you allow us to postpone any bookings we have until further notice. We are taking this corona virus very seriously, we hope others will as well. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause but we ask you kindly to stay at home. Do not travel. Stay informed. The welfare of our families is more important to us than your holidays. See you on the other side. Walter and all at Inshriach. Ps. I don’t have a picture to adequately illustrate this situation so here are some fine croissants anglais- the only bread product left on the shelves in Aviemore the other day. #stayhome #covid_19
Day 2 rooftop isolation. Slates stripped.