We are proud to be a house of brands and believe that each of our products should have its own story to tell and its own space to tell it. Our ethos is to be inventive in our thinking, to look at history for inspiration and to produce a range of award winning spirits that have local provenance and an international appeal.
The Lost Loch Spirits distillery is nestled between forest and farmland on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. The distillery is fitted with a modern 500 litre iStill, which can produce up to 500 bottles per day. The distillery is also fitted with three traditional copper alembic stills used for recipe development and the production of absinthe.
With the current setup we are capable of outputting 80,000 bottles per year. The distillery is self-sufficient with distilling, bottling and packaging taking place on site. A percentage of the power and heat utilised comes from renewable sources as the site is fitted with a wind turbine, solar panel array and a biomass boiler.
From the old Scots tongue; eenoo – just now, at the present time, in a short time, at once. eeNoo is distilled with Royal Deeside honey. We forage a percentage of our brambleberries, raspberries and rosehip from the Deeside area and source the remainder from berry farms in Aberdeenshire and Angus.
As Scottish juniper is in a critical state of decline, we source the finest juniper from the Italian highlands. We then add coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice root, orange and lemon peel to give our gin a traditional yet smooth fruity profile.
The Murmichan, a wicked Scots fairy and a fitting name for the first Scottish absinthe. We use a mixture of traditional and Scottish botanicals including grande wormwood, roman wormwood, green aniseed, fennel seed, hyssop, star anise, lemon balm, mint leaves, bramble leaves, lemon thyme and heather flower. We also distil Royal Deeside heather, clover and willow herb honey giving our absinthe a unique taste and mouth feel.
Murmichan is crafted with water from the ancient Pannanich Wells in the Cairngorms.
© Scottish Distillers Association 2018