At NVA, we’ve always been fans of drinking gin. So much so that we decided to make our own. With a lot of help from our friends at the Glasgow Distillery Company and packaging and design agency Stand, we have created 1,000 stunning bottles of a limited edition gin, inspired by the historic landscape of Kilmahew.
Infused with orange peel, bramble leaf and rosehip, the gin balances citrus and juniper for a zesty, full-flavoured spirit. Bramble bushes and rambling roses can still be found in Kilmahew woods today. Orange trees, on the other hand, are not typically suited to the west of Scotland climate. This addition is a nod to John Fleming, the first gardener to oversee the estate’s Walled Garden when it was established in 1866, who brought experimental techniques to Kilmahew using the glasshouses to grow exotic soft fruits.
All of the profits raised through sales of Kilmahew Gin will help us to bring St Peter’s back to life as a distinctive visitor attraction and new cultural resource for Scotland. With this support we plan to gradually repopulate the landscape with native and exotic plants, restore the path networks, and bring the abandoned Victorian walled garden back into productive use.