A Little History
Believe it or not, this multi-award winning gin only came into being in 2013.
Before that, Matt and Marcus had been friends and business partners for years, with backgrounds in engineering, furniture restoration and property renovation.
They were working at Summerhall when they spotted the derelict dogs kennels from the small animal hospital that once stood in the middle of the old Royal (Dick) Veterinary School. What to do with it?
As fate would have it, Marcus had recently inherited a gin recipe from a friend of his late father. Hmmm…
Add to that their mutual penchant for a good gin, and the next step seemed obvious.
Never mind that they didn’t, strictly speaking, have a distillery. They rolled up their sleeves and built one.
Never mind that they had no background in distilling. They tried, tested and experimented until they were experts.
Never mind that everyone told them it couldn’t be done. They got on and did it.
And so began the story of the Botanical Engineers.