Thought to be some of the very first settlers of Scotland, the Picts arrived on the eastern archipelago as mysterious body-painted warriors. Soon “Pictland” was home to a multitude of clans that would rule—however briefly—over the lands north of Hadrian’s Wall. Today, traces of their adventures echo only in the poetry, engravings and forgotten fortresses of Scotland. But through the fragrant aromas of Theodore the Pictish Gin, lost memories of the Painted People are now brought to life. Fragmentary reveries of their exploits add flavour as we distil and bottle, our choice of crisp and citric botanicals invoking an appropriately Pictish sense of adventure. Theodore Gin represents a journey of curiosity, as we forge links between ancient legends and the world we live in today. Not much is known for sure about the Picts, but that sense of mystery only whets our thirst.
The bouquet shows honey, Damask rose and oolong tea present a floral heart, while both fresh and dried ginger bring woody warmth and spice. The palate has base notes of bourbon vetiver add a smoky aroma with hints of vanilla on the finish.