McLean's Gin

McLean's Gin

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McLean's Gin was founded in January 2017 by Colin & Jessica McLean. Beginning life from the cupboard of their south-Glasgow tenement flat, McLean's were once best known as Scotland's Smallest Gin Producer.

McLean's Gin now operate from their purpose-built "Gin Lab" on the outskirts of Strathaven, South Lanarkshire; producing a range of quirky, colourful and unique spirits, including numerous seasonal and Limited Edition releases (see “Products” for more details).

A true, artisan product; all of the McLean's Gin range is hand-crafted from start to finish; in-house by Head Ginologist Colin McLean; with no corners cut. 

Products from McLean's Gin


Where it all began.

Tasting Notes: Rich aniseed, fresh Seville orange, sweet Scottish rose petals and spicy cubeb berries.
Perfect Serve: 1 parts (refrigerated) McLean's Signature, 2 parts Mediterranean tonic, sliced red apple (horizontal cross section), ice.

Perfect Cocktail: Gin Old Fashioned
50ml McLean's Signature
25ml Sugar Syrup
2.5ml Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and serve in an Old Fashioned Glass, garnished with fresh orange peel.

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Cherry Bakewell

Light-hearted, but serious(ly tasty).

Tasting Notes: Black cherry, sweet marzipan, bitter almond and a pinch of nutmeg.

Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Cherry Bakewell, 2 parts classic Indian tonic, maraschino garnish, ice. 
Sweet tooth? Try it with Cream Soda.

Perfect Cocktail: Singapore Sling
50ml McLean's Cherry Bakewell 
25ml Maraschino Liqueur
25ml Sugar Syrup
1/2 freshly squeezed lime
Shake with ice and strain into a champagne saucer. Top with soda & garnish with a fresh cherry.

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Something Clear

Our first London Dry gin, released to celebrate our "Paper" anniversary. SGA Bronze Medal winner (High Strength Gin of the Year).

Tasting Notes: Unimaginably smooth for 50% ABV, with lashings of juniper & citrus supported by floral accents, fresh herbs, subtle spice, bitter almond and sweet vanilla.

​​Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Something Clear, 2 parts Mediterranean tonic, sliced orange, ice.

Or try it neat, it goes down easier than you might think. 

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Something Blue

The original wedding gin.

Tasting Notes: Fresh summer fruits, marzipan, vanilla and cardamom with intriguing, herbaceous undertones.

​Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Something Blue, 2 parts Bon Accord Classic Tonic, muddled garden mint and sliced cucumber, ice. 

Perfect Cocktail: French 75
50ml McLean's Something Blue
25ml Sugar Syrup
1/2 freshly squeezed lemon
Shake over ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne & garnish with a lemon twist.

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Summer Seasonal Release.

Tasting Notes: Juicy orange, tart lemon and fresh lime with a savoury finish of rosemary and bay.
Perfect Serve: Serve as a classic G&T over plenty of ice with a slice of your favourite citrus fruit, torn bayleaf or rosemary sprig.

Perfect Cocktail: Blood Orange Negroni

25ml McLean's Citrus
25ml Aperol
25ml Vermouth Rosso
Shake or stir before pouring over ice. Top with Fever-Tree Blood Orange Soda and garnish with an orange slice.

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Winter Seasonal Release.

Tasting Notes: Fresh pine, spicy ginger and sweet cinnamon with deep, woody, whisky-like undertones.
Perfect Serve: Serve as a G&G (gin & ginger ale) with a slice of plum or stick of cinnamon, or try in a Hot Gin Punch. 

Perfect Cocktail: Spiced Apricot Spritz
50ml McLean's Spiced
25ml Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 freshly squeezed lime
Stir with ice before topping with Fever-Tree White Grape & Apricot Soda. Garnish with pink peppercorns. 

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Spring Seasonal Release.

Tasting Notes: Sweet fennel, Scottish rose and tart hibiscus with a gently spiced finish. 
Perfect Serve: 1 parts McLean's Floral, 2 parts rose lemonade, fresh lavender sprig, blueberries and ice.

Perfect Cocktail: Bramble
50ml McLean's Floral 
25ml Sugar Syrup
25ml Creme de Cassis
1/2 freshly squeezed lemon

Pour ingredients over crushed ice and stir. Garnish with fresh blackberries and - optionally - top with a splash of soda.

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The Glesart

Our first liqueur, created exclusively for our local Glassford Beer & Gin Festival with locally sourced botanicals and ingredients.

Tasting Notes: Tart gooseberries, sweet elderflower, juniper, citrus, pine.
Perfect Serve: 25ml The Glesart drizzled over prosecco or champagne, or enjoyed neat over ice.

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