1881 Rafters Subtly Smoked


Vendor: 1881 Distillery

The 1881 distillery was named when their hotel opened for business. But in 1905 a horrible fire started in the kitchen and travelled along the rafters, destroying the building. By 1907 it was back in business. The Rafters Subtly Smoked is a nod to that very day in 1905.

Subtle and different, a distinct sweet oak smoke, followed by the signature profile of juniper, cardamom and grapefruit. The warming smoke and spice intermingle to make a lovely savoury flavour.

ABV: 40%

Bottle Size: 70cl

Botanicals: juniper, coriander, angelica root, bay leaves, cassia, cardamom, hawthorn berries, milk thistle, birch, grains of paradise, fir needles, grapefruit

Delivery Timeline: 48 hours

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Peebles Hydro opened in 1881 to encourage city folks to come and “take the waters” – today call it spa treatments. The natural spring water source from Shieldgreen in the hills behind us has supplied the hotel with water from that day to this.  The 1881 Distillery can think of no better ingredient for their gin.

We suggest a generous measure of Rafters with a splash of premium tonic, a wedge of lime and some chilli makes the perfect serve.

Vendor Information

  • Store Name: 1881 Distillery
  • Vendor: Sandra Dawson
  • Address: Peebles Hydro
    Innerleithen Road
    EH45 8LX
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