Edinburgh Gin opened their doors in 2010 and has been committed to the art of distilling award-winning gins since then. Based in Scotland’s capital city, they’ve taken inspiration from the city’s long history of gin making and renowned scientists, artists, philosophers and inventors to create a range of gins and liqueurs.
Curio was founded in 2012 by husband and wife, William and Rubina Tyler-Street. Investing in two small stills and with the help of two master distillers they have developed a craft gin, which is produced in Mullion, Cornwall.
Curio is inspired by the rugged nature and surroundings of Cornwall, and their ingredients that reflect that Cornish heritage. Choosing to work with local supplier wherever possible the team use pure natural spring water from the Cornish Spring Water Company for their distillations.
Gin, whilst having its roots in European spirits, is most often associated with Great Britain and the gin craze that took hold there. It's probably the quintessential British drink after a good, solid cup of tea. These days gin is of course made all over the world in a variety of different styles, but this wasn’t always the case.
Back in the mists of the Second World War the Rockland Distillery, who had been producing Arrack in Sri-Lanka since 1924, were asked to make gin for the British war effort. Due to spice routes being closed off the distillery was forced to use local ingredients from Colombo’s cinnamon gardens.