THERE’S no denying that gin has gone through a renaissance of late, ratified by the figures above.
Now the scale of the sector has been captured in an updated gin map of Scotland, which has seen 25 new gins added for this year alone.
New additions to the map, which is produced by restaurant bookings site 5pm and was launched for World Gin Day on June 10, took the number of featured gins to 53 and include LoneWolf Gin from Aberdeenshire, Orkney gins Kirkjuvagr and Johnsmas and Misty Isle Gin from Skye.
Commenting on the launch of this year’s gin map, founder of 5pm, Ronnie Somerville, said: “The astounding number of gins made in Scotland can clearly be seen in our new map which is a lot fuller than last year’s.
“Scottish gin continues to be hugely popular with 5pm customers, which is why we are delighted to offer excellent value gin tastings and restaurant offers to accompany the launch of our new map.”
The launch of the Scottish gin map comes as it’s claimed 70% of the gin now consumed in the UK is made in Scotland.
Data from research company Euromonitor predicts by 2020, gin sales will surpass whisky in the UK.