Sutors was born when Stuart decided to make his partner, Clair, a birthday present and Clair loves gin. Stuart recruited Ed and his garage. What started as a simple birthday present became a four-year journey and added James to the team. We didn’t just want to make a gin using bought spirit, we wanted to do the whole thing. We tested malting processes, optimal grain bills and botanicals. We are fascinated by all of it and continue to love what we do.
And Clair loved the gin.
OUR CORE IDEALS
Make it. We wanted to make the gin. So at Sutors we will always make the whole product. We control all the processes so we can guarantee the quality we are looking for – from the grain to the juniper, the mashing to distilling we test and monitor at every stage.
Grow it. We wanted to make gin but we wanted it to be a uniquely highland gin. We are surrounded by fields of wheat and barley. Sutors Gin celebrates the farming heritage of our local area. Barley is a huge part of that, so for our first gin we created a barley/ wheat spirit that is smooth but characterful.
Forage it. Beyond the fields are wild places. Places where deer tread and wolves once roamed. The Highlands is full of berries, flowers and most of all flavours, if you know where to look. Our team includes foragers that are always looking for new and exciting flavours that we can incorporate into our uniquely highland gins.