Angus was a natural choice for a place to call home as it is an area known for its natural beauty and its wonderful food & drinks produce. With a love of gin, the couple immersed themselves in the rapidly growing gin scene and would spend their summers going to the different gin festivals, masterclasses and tasting events. It was when they bought gin/bottle number 50 they thought about creating their own gin, with an idea of becoming part of the Scottish gin industry. Two years later and with close to 100 bottles of gin sitting on the shelf, the jokingly said idea at a gin festival has now become a reality. Mackintosh gin is a family affair with James and Deborahs three daughters all being part of the brand and development.