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Peebles Hydro launches new range of gins, a distillery and ‘UK's largest residential gin school'

Posted On: 10 Oct 2019   |   Posted By: Scotsman

Peebles Hydro launches new range of gins, a distillery and ‘UK's largest residential gin school'

Peebles Hydro announced the launch of the 1881 gin , named after the year in which the iconic hotel opened, which uses the same water from the rolling Borders hills behind the hotel, known as Shieldgreen, which has been supplying the hotel for almost 140 years.
At the peak of the popular hydropathic movement, it was this water which drew people in from all over the UK for its healing properties.
The team behind the launch of the gin school and distillery, on the site of what was the hotel's original swimming pool, say that it makes Peebles Hydro the largest residential gin school in the UK. The school features 26 individual copper stills and glass jars full of botanicals, including those sourced within the grounds of the hotel itself.
The new gin school.
Four 1881 gins have been included in the new range, with London Dry, Pavilion Pink, Subtly Smoked and the Navy Strength available in two sizes - 70cl and 20cl.
To match the newly released set of gins, four tonic waters have also been created - Tonic 81 - all...

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