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Autumn Newsletter: introducing Selkirk Gin

07/10/19


 

Autumn Newsletter introducing Selkirk Gin

 

With summer giving way to autumn, it’s time for the first of what will hopefully be a regular article about what’s happening at Brodie's?

During this ninth summer of running Brodie's, we have enjoyed welcoming back old friends and familiar faces, as well as meeting many new customers.

If you’ve not been in Brodie's recently, where have you been? It’s time to come along and see the subtle changes to the restaurant and gin bar, we have added more tables back around the cosy fire area, ready for the colder months.

 


 

A new dinner menu was recently been launched, featuring delicious seasonal dishes, made with the finest local produce and ingredients, including some home-grown products. As the season changes, so will our dinner menu. The wine menu has also been refreshed, introducing new wines to try, as well as retaining the firm favorites. One of the latest additions is Sea Change, a wine with a difference, more about this special wine another time.

A date for your diary is the 1st November, when Brodie's are hosting Selkirk Distillery, who will be offering free tastings of their gins. This local distillery has chosen Brodies Gin Club, exclusively to show case their gins in Moffat, which will be available to buy over the counter to take home as well.

For anyone unfamiliar with the Selkirk Distillers' story, the company was founded by two couples from the town, Jane and Allan Walker and Dave and Susan Myatt. They all believed that with the vast amount of natural resources available within the Borders, that it would be possible to produce top-quality spirits. In September 2017, the nascent Selkirk Distillers produced its first gin, Reiver’s Gin. Infused with the whin flower, which is known as the golden flower of Thor and grows wild in the hills of Selkirkshire, giving the gin it’s distinctive taste.

Just three months later, Bannock Gin was created, whose main ingredient, the Bannock Cake, can be found and tasted within the town it’s produced in. When what was described as a ‘bannock in a bottle’ was launched, the first batch of Bannock Gin sold out in just one day. Having launched two successful gins, the four founders of Selkirk Distillers decided to open a small distillery in The Old Joinery on the Philiphaugh Estate, Selkirk.

Having launched two successful products, the company decided that it was time to introduce a new gin, the Selkirk Gin, named after the town it’s produced in, which maked it to the finals in the London Dry category of the Scottish Gin Awards 2019.

Both Selkirk Gin and Bannock Gin will be available at the forthcoming Gin Tasting, at Brodie's, on the ‘1st November. It’s the perfect opportunity to taste Selkirk Gin and Bannock Gin, which will be available exclusively at Brodie's, the award-winning eatery where good food is guaranteed.