Persie Distillery

A new tourist attraction for artisanal gin lovers has recently opened in Scotland in the form of a gin distillery. 

The Persie Distillery in Perthshire makes a number of aromatic gins, which are distilled, bottled and labelled by hand in small batches.

Visitors to the distillery will be able to tap into all their senses by tasting the gin, smelling the botanicals, and hearing the story behind the distillery and its founder, Simon Fairclough.

In addition to welcoming visitors, private tastings are available for small group bookings. GTOs should e-mail to make a booking.

Persie Distillery is open to the public six days a week, from Saturday through to Thursday, 12pm until 6pm. It will close on Fridays, the day set aside for private tastings.

About Persie gins

Developed by the founder of what’s said to be the world’s first touring gin club, recipes for the Persie Gin family were created with feedback from over 3,000 people at tastings up and down the country.

Deputy first minister John Swinney, MSP for North Perthshire, said: “I am delighted to help open the new Persie Distillery. The owner has developed a strong reputation in the category through his Gin Club Scotland business.

“I very much hope the success of that business will translate into success for the new distillery.”

The Persie Distillery is said to be the first of its kind in Scotland. Groups visiting the new attraction, as well as exploring, can purchase the three gins created there.

These comprise Zesty Citrus Gin, chockfull of fresh limes and oranges; Herby & Aromatic Gin containing rosemary, basil and bay leaves; and Sweet & Nutty Old Tom Gin packed with vanilla pods, almonds and a hint of root ginger.

Group travel organisers can visit for further information.