Caorunn is a small batch distilled Scottish Gin created at Balmenach Distillery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
First licensed in 1824 by James McGregor, Balmenach Distillery was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be licensed in the production of Scotch whisky.
The distillery is delightfully situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, at the foot of the Haughs of Cromdale.
The Cromdale Hills which sit behind the distillery provide the invigorating spring water for spirit making. The water filters through the Haughs before being collected in two dams and used to create the natural basis for Balmenach spirits.
The skills and knowledge of spirit distilling have been passed from father to son in Balmenach throughout the past 2 centuries and traditional processes are still used to produce whisky. The worm tubs that hold the traditional condensers date back to the 1930s.
One of the distillers, namely Simon Buley is also a gin aficionado and for a while had played with the idea of making a truly Scottish Gin at the working malt whisky distillery.
He wanted especially to use the ancient skills and recipes of spirit making and to harness the uniquely pure Scottish Highland water of the surrounding Haughs and the age old Celtic botanicals that grow on the surrounding hills of Balmenach Distillery.
Simon became Gin Master and a gin plant was set up with a unique Copper Berry Chamber that was made in the 1920s.