Holyrood Distillery unveils a new bespoke bottle for Height of Arrows Gin

Holyrood Distillery unveils a new bespoke bottle for Height of Arrows Gin

Edinburgh’s city centre based, Holyrood Distillery, has unveiled a fresh new look with a bespoke bottle for its multi-award winning Height of Arrows Gin. 

Height of Arrows Gin uses minimal ingredients to produce layers of texture, for a smooth yet full-bodied favour; inspired by whisky-thinking in its creation. With juniper as its singular botanical and enhanced with two modifiers - Isle of Skye Sea Salt and beeswax from Edinburgh Honey Co - the new bottle looks to reflect the adventure and ambition of the experimental distillery.

The new bottle takes inspiration from the city’s famous extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat which overlooks the distillery. ‘Height Of Arrows’ is the literal translation of ‘Àrd-Na-Said’, the Gaelic name for the iconic landmark. Standing at 251m, the Height of Arthur’s Seat was said to be the furthest distance an archer could fire an arrow – literally, aiming higher and breaking boundaries.

Distillery Manager, Calum Rae, said: “Height of Arrows elevates gin to new levels, and we wanted to make sure that a bespoke bottle was also a reflection of that. 

“The sloping shoulders of the bottle are reminiscent of the peak of Arthur’s Seat, while its green hue is a nod to the resilient lichen that adorns its rocks. The bottle uses a tactile sea-glass effect to represent the texture of the spirit, and serves as a reminder of the unstoppable forces of both time and nature which are both synonymous with Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park.”

Nestled at the foot of Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Distillery was founded in 2019 and is dedicated to producing spirits that are truly worthy of Scotland’s capital city and its proud past as a centre of brewing and distilling. 

Following its release in 2022, Height of Arrows went on to be recognised with multiple awards including Gin of the Year by Whisky Exchange, New Product of the Year by Scottish Gin Awards, medals at the IWSC and ISC and Gold at the World Gin Awards.

In October 2023, the urban distillery launched its inaugural single malt, Arrival, one of the first single malt whiskies produced in Edinburgh in a century.

New bottle is on sale from Friday 10 May from https://holyrooddistillery.co.uk/shop/ and online retailers.

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Tasting Notes for Arrow Gin

Nose: A balanced presentation of clean fresh pine & resin coupled with light citrus zest

Palate: Initially oily and mouth coating with juicy and rich orange zest and lemon pith then a bold emergence of black pepper and cardamom, tempered with tapered herbaceous smoothness.

Finish: Long, smooth and dry finish with effervescent spicy notes

RRP: £36 ABV: 43%

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