There's a lot of debate surrounding how to eat oysters. How many times do you chew them? Should you use a fork? Forget all that, now you can drink your oyster fill with Isle of Bute Oyster Gin! Well, not quite, the gin uses oyster shells rather than the actual mollusc, harvested from the Argyll Coast, accompanied with citrus and other more traditional botanicals. Needless to say this is an exceptional pairing with seafood, and does very well when garnished with cucumber.
Though the distillery is inspired by and named after the Isle of Bute, this gin is currently distilled in Glasgow - though plans are very much on the horizon for a distillery on the island.
What the distillers say: Oyster
Our world’s first Oyster Gin is not like anything you will have tasted before… but we know you will find the unique flavours a real treat. We charge our still with oysters, fresh from the Argyll Coast, to add a delicate maritime essence to this gin. This, blended with a mix of citrus and other botanicals, creates a savoury gin that cannot be matched.
The waters of the west coast of Scotland are famous for their oysters. Ours come from the beautiful Loch Fyne, a sea loch that extends 65 miles inland from the Sound of Bute.
Salty seaside notes alongside vibrant citrus, refreshing pine and a pinch of black pepper.