A chance meeting in New York with a Scottish beer loving bottle shop owner inspired Craft56° founder Ally Hardy to launch his own online shop two years ago. After realising his passion for Scotland’s rich provenance, Craft56° was born. Since then, gin lovers have been snapping up rare craft gins, luxury vodkas, liqueurs and mixers from small-batch artisan producers all over Scotland.
Boasting an impressive portfolio of over 60 Scottish gins Craft56° is proud to be the only online stockist of the coveted Glasgow brand McLean’s Gin, exclusively sold on the site. A pioneer in bringing exclusive Scottish products to gin lovers, Craft56° ships all over the UK and to 22 countries in Europe.
Craft56° also offers a Scottish gin subscription club with a difference. Every subscription pack sent out includes nothing but authentic Scottish gins, mixers and handmade chocolates. Gift subscriptions are available in three, six or twelve months and regular subscriptions can be monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly according to your gin appetite. Whilst most craft gin clubs showcase rare gins unavailable to purchase, every Craft56° gin is available online making it the ultimate Scottish gin club to join.
Ally has also organised the Bute Gin Festival 2019, following several sell-out gin events this year. In Feburary, the Isle of Bute will see the three-day weekend festival which begins with a formal gin pairing dinner preceding two further days of gin tasting activities.
Ally Hardy, Founder of Craft56° said: “We’ve had a really exciting first year and now we’re looking forward to the busy festive period. We recently sold out of our gin chocolate advent calendar, so we’re hopeful that people who are looking to enjoy something a little bit different will be putting some of our gins and gift sets on their wish lists for Christmas.”
Craft56° is just about to launch a new range of luxury gift sets including gins & branded glassware in time for Christmas, so stay tuned for further updates and information.