Nestled in the heart of Angus, Hatton of Ogilvy Farm reclines across rich land of rare heritage. Tended by our family for four generations, a steading built to last has now produced a Scottish first. The turf and terrain that a farm inhabits are vital to its everyday life. At our home in the East Sidlaw Hills, the patchwork of fields sustain mixed farming with beef cows, cereals and those all-important potatoes. Ogilvy’s potatoes grow a short tractor ride from where they’re transformed into vodka. Everything is undertaken on our own farm to form a small-batch local liquor of international quality (we aim for class production rather than mass production). Our singular spirit is warm and welcoming, smooth and sweet. Its neutral essence makes it a great option for cocktails and a natural choice for the gluten-intolerant. Yet it’s a smart pick for anyone wishing to try a vodka that offers purity of palate alongside hidden depths of flavour.
Puffing Billy Steam Vodka is described by its makers as a versatile spirit for mixology. It can be balanced with sharp and dry mixers, while the tropical, citrus and grassy notes are said to work well with berry fruit flavours. The vodka’s “subtle malt character” can also balance stronger citrus or sour fruit tastes such as grapefruit.