Derek Mair - Gleann Mor Spirits Co.
Derek Mair – Gleann Mor Spirits Co

Gleann Mor Spirits Co. was founded in 2013 by Derek Mair. Born from a passion for rare find whiskies and single cask editions, Gleann Mor has quickly become known as the place to go for a unique and hard-to-find dram of the Water of Life.

With strong core values, Gleann Mor has a sincere focus on rarity and quality and uses only the best whiskies possible from well respected distilleries across Scotland in their Rare Find range. Derek can often be found with his whisky briefcase, showcasing his most recent treasures, expertly sourced from around the country, to eager whisky fans.

The company’s latest adventure saw the launch of Firkin Gin in April 2015, with an event hosted and arranged by Rubber Lips PR. Firkin Gin is aged in ex-whisky firkins for several months, adopting an intriguing flavour palate of sweet fudge, fresh spearmint and juniper berries. Derek demonstrates clear passion for the product, sourcing the casks direct from distilleries and hand finishing each bottle with the distinguishing orange wax seal and ribbon.

Recently named as one of The Scotsman’s ‘Top 15 Gins to Try’, Firkin Gin has been well received by whisky and gin lovers alike, and is now available in a number of retail and on-trade locations across the UK, as well as directly from Gleann Mor.

The Rare Find range of independently bottled, single cask expressions, were featured earlier in the year in a Live Tasting broadcast via The Scotsman Food and Drink’s YouTube channel. Following this, Rubber Lips PR have arranged several tasting events around the country, including a sold out tasting evening at Charlotte’s W4, London.

In the coming months, Rubber Lips PR shall be assisting Gleann Mor with further introduction of Firkin Gin into new markets across the UK as well as launching the limited edition Islay Cask Finish Firkin Gin.

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