Kintyre Gin is made on the east coast of Kintyre at the Beinn an Tuirc Distillery at Torrisdale Castle Estate. The copper still, lovingly named Big Don, is powered by a hydro-electric scheme and fed by spring water from the hill. The gin is made with 12 botanicals, many of which are foraged from the surrounding estate. You can drop into the distillery shop, which is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am – 4pm, or take a tour. Tours take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2pm. The tour lasts about an hour and you’ll learn about the story of Kintyre Gin and the origins of the distillery. The tour culminates in a gin and tonic served in the tasting room.