Secret Garden Gin

The Old Curiosity Distillery was founded in a barn full of curious things, set in the lowland of their enchanting botanical nursery nestled at the foot of the Pentland hills just outside of Edinburgh. The Old Curiosity Distillery comes from a love of herbology. They grow, pick, dry and infuse all of the incredible herbs by hand. They then harness the magical properties of the flowers and herbs through a natural distillation process, creating glorious floral gin that is 100% natural, with no additives, flavours or colouring, just nature distilled.

Above all, they are lovers of fine herbs and botanicals; their characteristics, flavours and magical properties. It is from this love of herbs, and their knowledge of fine spirits that the Old Curiosity Distillery was born, bringing you unique spirits that harness the wonderful abilities of natural botanicals. In 2012 co-founder Hamish Martin and his wife Liberty bought a derelict plot of land in which they laid the roots of the secret herb garden.

Hamish, a wine merchant, began to pursue his lifelong passion for plants by gaining a Herbology Diploma. Alongside Liberty’s passion for all things vintagethe overgrown lowlands became an award-winning herb nursery, local arts center, shop and cafe.The Secret Herb Garden has over 600 naturally grown and tendered varieties of herbs that have been used in the producion of many wonderful natural products: candles, beer, wine and herbal salts among them. As well as providing top Edinburgh restaurants with unique natural ingredients. Among the odds and sods, and the bits and bobs, Old Curiosity Distillery was founded in 2017.