Scotland’s Caorunn Gin inspires kilt design


Premium gin brand Caorunn is celebrating Scottish craft through a collaboration with contemporary kilt designer Siobhan Mackenzie.

Siobhan has created a bespoke kilt, the iconic handcrafted Scottish garment, honouring Caorunn’s contemporary tartan.

The designer recognises Caorunn as a particularly current brand underpinned by a strong sense of Scottish craft.

Siobhan said: “I was filled with inspiration on how to take the Caorunn tartan forward in a way which emulates the aesthetic form of the Caorunn bottle.

“Master distiller Simon Buley’s attention to detail, his commitment to using the highest quality ingredients, and the exquisite level of craftsmanship is what makes Caorunn.”

Caorunn is a small batch, handcrafted premium gin distilled in the Scottish Highlands. It harnesses natural Scottish water and is infused with five locally foraged botanicals; dandelion, heather, coul bush apple, bog myrtle and rowan berries.

Simon forages local Celtic botanicals on the hills around Balmenach Distillery and oversees the infusion of Caorunn in the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber.

Simon added: “The terroir, the process and the people ensure passion, innovation and tradition are poured into every bottle of Caorunn Gin.

“We are proud others are able to take inspiration in what we do. I strongly believe in championing Scottish craftsmanship and Siobhan is the perfect example of what makes it so special.”

While the traditional kilt dates to the 1720s, Siobhan’s contemporary stance sees her contrast multiple fabrics and colours, leading to unexpected style features.

The unisex Caorunn kilt is formed of a staple black skirt replete with grey Caorunn tartan. It is finished with a touch of tartan on the waistband and fringe.

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