Scotland: Wemyss launches small batch gin

Scotland: The Wemyss family has launched a small batch gin called Darnley’s View. Darnley’s View celebrates the meeting of Mary Queen of Scots and her husband Lord Darnley at the Wemyss family home, Wemyss Castle in Fife, in 1565.

Darnley’s View sits alongside the family’s spirits portfolio, centred around their range of malt whiskies, called Wemyss Malts.

The gin is distilled five times and contains six botanicals, including elderflower.

William Wemyss, managing director of Wemyss Malts & Darnley’s View said: “After a year of working on the concept of Darnley’s View, we are delighted to have successfully launched the brand last month at Prowein and subsequently have had high levels of interest from potential importers. We now look forward with confidence to developing the UK market for our gin.”

The Wemyss family also owns the wine estates of Domaine de Rimauresq Cru Classé in Cotes de Provence and Fonty’s Pool from Pemberton, Western Australia, as well as independent malt whisky bottler Wemyss Malts.