303 Magazine Feature

A few short months after hitting the market, Boulder’s Scottish Kings gin has delighted the palates of spirit connoisseurs across the country. This “farm to bottle” gin is the brainchild of founder Randy Miller, a career-journalist from Boulder, Colorado who spent three years developing the clean, botanically-balanced flavor of Scottish Kings.

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The Occasional Chair

The phrase couch potato would suggest a particular, all enveloping, full length, accommodating item whereas settee sounds more like something upon which to sit like someone who sits on anything is a sitee. This leaves sofa which, whilst sounding soft and comfortable doesn't induce  a particular mentality - sofa potato has no ring to it.

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Language of the High Lands

Confusion reigns in the misty isles as visitors ask about the difference between a farm, a croft , a small holding, a shed, a barn, an outhouse and all those other quirky words which populate the language of high lands.

You can have a shed on your croft or a barn on your smallholding, acreage, or as it is now known hectarage but it is impossible to put a farm on a croft.

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Gold Medal - The Gin is In

Scottish Kings Gin is a delightful, balanced gin that is sure to appeal to a wide range of gin drinkers. Fans of contemporary styles will find enough citrus and spice nods to the contemporary-style of gin, while fans of classic style and classic gins will find that Scottish Kings Gin remains aware of the category’s stories past and remains recognizable— and enjoyable— as a solid all around gin.

Recommended.

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Hogmanay in the Auld Country

I recall having to take time off from the revelries to come back home to feed the cattle, after all they don't know it's a holiday and want their food, which is a fine reminder of how "real life" continues despite our human attempts to ignore nature.

Apart from anything else, if the cattle weren't fed on time they would make such a noise that everyone in the area would know that you hadn't fed them which is a sort of agricultural sin.

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Our Wild and Untamed Highland Correspondent

Many a mythical creature was born of the Scottish wilderness. No loch monster or equine spirit can boast the same knowledge and prowess as the legend we are here to introduce. From the hills of the homeland comes a thrilling addition to the Scottish Kings team. Prepare for quips and pleasantries, irrelevant ramblings, and ingenious pontifications.

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Magic Berries: The Healing Power of Juniper

Could one unsuspecting shrubbery be the source of the fresh, transcendent flavor of gin? (Or perhaps two shrubberies?) While it may not look like much, the juniperus communis, or common juniper plant is the hero of the gin making process, lending subtle notes of resin and pine to every well balanced gin.

Juniper plants are needled and coniferous and thanks to their resilience are able to grow in some of the most remote corners of the world including the Himalayas, the Arctic, and you guessed it, the Highlands of Scotland.

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What's With the Spider

In the southwest region of Scotland sits a farming village of just 800 people called Kirkpatrick-Fleming. This near thousand-year-old village does not only claim unhindered views of the Cumbrian Hills and starry sky, but believes itself to be the site of King Robert the Bruce’s famous cave hideout. For just £1, visitors can set off along a path through a caravan and camping site called Bruce’s Cave, following hand-painted signs down an overgrown stairway.

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All Good Things

It’s no coincidence, then, that we have taken our time on this gin-making journey, slowly and meticulously refining our recipe. For three years, the Scottish Kings team has worked alongside master distillers in the Scottish Highlands to bring to life what we believe to be the best tasting gin this world has ever known.

Scottish Kings lives, and we can’t wait for you to taste our devotion to the craft and the untamed spirit of the Highlands in every pour. 

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Robert the Bruce

It seems a fruitless endeavor distinguishing truth from folklore when it comes to the legacy of Robert the Bruce, but few would contest his position in history as a hero in the fight for Scotland’s independence. There is perhaps no better way to capture the resilient spirit of Scotland than to tell his story.

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A Giant Leap for Gin-Kind

As the vision for Scottish Kings comes more to life each day, we try to celebrate the small victories: another crossed off to-do, taste test success, and dream inched closer to reality. Perhaps our most cheers-worthy update of the new year is the arrival of our import license! 

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