One of our original Craft Gin Liqueurs and an essential for our version of the Scottish Bramble Cocktail.
Our award winning Avva Scottish Gin is macerated with local Scottish Blackcurrants from Wester Hardmuir Farm, Nairn.
We produce all of our liqueurs in small batches to ensure the maximum extraction from the fruit is achieved.
We absolutely use nothing artificial – just fantastic Scottish Fruit.
Our soft fruit is sourced from the local fruit farm at Wester Hardmuir, Nairn. We highly recommend a visit to their farm shop and PYO during their season.
Very similar to Creme de Cassis but slightly higher in ABV%.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
What is a Liqueur?
A liqueur is a spirit that has been macerated with ingredients and syrup to make a sweeter-lower abv% drink. Gin & vodka must have a minimum alcohol content of 37.5% abv, anything lower can be classified as liqueurs or Ready-To-Drink for example.
How is our Blackcurrant Craft Gin Liqueur made?
We start with our base gin which has been cut to 37.5% to 40% before infusing with whole fruit, this process is sometimes referred to as maceration. We have always used real, whole fruit as much of the flavour is held in the skin of the fruit and an in-house sugar syrup recipe. It takes longer to make but a richer flavour is evident with the natural colour and taste of the liqueur.
How strong is our Blackcurrant Craft Gin Liqueur?
The abv varies on each batch because it depends on how much juice is released from the fruit. The process is the same, but our alcohol content will vary per batch. In the decade Jill & Sheena have been making the liqueurs batches will range from 22% to 29%.
Where do the Blackcurrants come from?
We use local Scottish Blackcurrants from the local fruit farm at Wester Hardmuir, Nairn.
What mixers work best with our Blackcurrant Craft Gin Liqueur?
Mint Lemonade has to be our favourite and create a beautiful Scottish-Pimms style drink in a cloudy pink colour, add some sliced cucumber, strawberries, mint and lemon. Apple juice both still or sparkling.
What cocktails can be made with Blackcurrant Craft Gin Liqueur?