Our team’s local knowledge of Scottish gins had to be shared. So in 2010 we started our very own Scottish Gins and Cheeses Masterclass. This allowed us to share our knowledge about the origins of gin and showcase fantastic Scottish produce. While researching gin production we realised that we had the potential to create something special ourselves; all we needed was a still.
What’s in a name? For us, it’s everything. It has to capture our inspiration, our love for Scotland and a piece of local history. Only a stones throw away from 56 North you find The Meadows, one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful parks, with avenues of pink blossom trees in the spring, and cricket matches in the summer. Researching the local area we discovered the rich history of The Meadows, once called South Loch and until 1621, provider of much of Edinburgh’s drinking water and water for the local breweries and distilleries. We now had our inspiration, and South Loch Gin was born!