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Dark Art Distillery
The Johnston
St Mary Street
Kirkcudbright
DG6 4EG


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Dark Art Distillery

Dark Art Distillery, is  a new premium gin distillery based in the picturesque town of Kirkcudbright.  The Distillery will open in June and it will be Scotland’s most southerly distillery.  The background to the Distillery’s name is:

·         The ‘Dark’ comes from the nearby Galloway Forest Park, which in 2009 became the 1st dark sky accredited park in western Europe (and at the time only the 4th in the world)

·         The ‘Art’ comes from Kirkcudbright itself which is known as The Artists’ Town due to its rich association with the art world since the 1880s mainly through the art-movement, The Glasgow Boys and Girls, who stayed and/or visited the town for its stunning light and in particular the sunsets

The Distillery has a stunning bespoke 450L Carl still named ‘Peggy’ after the Founder’s grandmother who hailed from Kirkcudbright.  In addition, there is a Visitor Centre & Shop from where tours and gin tastings will be hosted from.

Our first gin is Sky Garden Gin.  Sky Garden Gin takes its inspiration from nearby Galloway Forest Park which has over 300 square miles of forest which makes it’s the UK’s largest forest park.  Once night-time appears the sky is beautifully clear and covered in an inky-blue colour sparkling and twinkling with stars and amazing shapes.  Over 7,000 stars and planets are visible with the naked eye and in essence, a stunning sky garden.

Sky Garden Gin is a luxurious and classic signature expression that has been crafted for the purists.  Well balanced with juniper with a hint of citrus that gives it crisp and fresh notes.  It has 18 botanicals including some that are locally foraged and 3 that give a nod to the night-time as they either bloom or scent at night.  We would recommend serving with lime.

Sustainability has been at the forefront of our thinking as we have developed the Distillery.  Our sustainability credentials are as follows:

·         The building where we have built the Distillery is a renovated thereby bring life back to a building that has been derelict since 2010

·         The Distillery has entered into an agreement with JUST ONE TREE whereby we will donate and support them (www.justonetree.life ).  JUST ONE TREE is non-profit charity that concentrates on restoring the entire ecosystem by planting on land and the oceans.  They plant in areas severely affected by deforestation to maximise the effect on reducing global warming.  In the process they help to provide educational and sustainable incomes to local families

·         When we send bottles and/or cases by courier we use FLEXI-HEX packaging which is 100% plastic free, recyclable and biodegradeable

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