Local lore has it that Highlanders took to the hills with mobile stills to make more than just illicit whisky. Nearly 300 years ago, the rugged, mountainous landscape was rich in the botanicals that can be found in many a modern Scottish gin. Using juniper and fir needles that were all available in abundance, those early distilling pioneers made a spirit that was a forerunner to modern gin with a truly distinctive Scottish twist. Today, the highland landscape is still as wild and rugged and rich in ingredients as it was back then. It's this dramatic landscape, and the pioneering spirit of its former residents, that is the inspiration for Granite North Gin. The gin recipe was developed in Aberdeen with the magnificent Cairngorm Mountains visible in the distance and is distilled in the same hills that once held the Highlanders secrets. Founder, Sandy Matheson, is on an adventure of his own to create a gin that truly captures the spirit and freshness of the Scottish mountains.