I've always wanted to put together the branding for a spirit, and was stoked when Sandy got in touch asking me to do just that for King's Hill.
King's Hill takes its name from a bet between King Robert the Bruce and Sir William 'The Crusader' Sinclair of Roslin. The wager - to catch the elusive white Pentland Stag - was won by Sinclair who named the hill side in the King's honour. The branding incorporates the stag's antlers, of course, and the lines wrapping round the base echo the landscape around King's Hill, and the reservoir that supplies the water to the surrounding area.
King's Hill gin is made in batches of around 200 bottles in a traditional Iberian copper pot still. It combines traditional gin botanicals including juniper, orris root and coriander with botanicals grown and handpicked high in the Pentland Hills including gorse and elderflower. It is, most importantly, delicious.