Lanton Mill, Jedburgh, TD8 6ST
We heard this gin is so good, it tastes like the happy tears of unicorns mixed with rainbows, fairy dust and the sound of Ryan Gosling’s laughter.
See for yourself with a gin tour and tasting for two for £10, or include a gin afternoon tea for £24 at brand new Lilliard Gin Distillery, part of Born in the Borders visitor centre in Jedburgh.
Located in the beautiful Teviot hills, Lilliard Gin Distillery create small batch gin, handcrafted in a tiny copper still from ingredients foraged from the Scottish Borders landscape. Creating a gin with light floral notes and a grapefruity flavour, you can see how this brand-new gin is made with a tour for two covering the still, distilling process and botanicals used, and also sample the delicious drink as part of your visit.
If you’d really like to make a day of it, you can choose to tuck into afternoon tea with your companion in the café after your tour. As well as being served a scrumptious selection of savoury and sweet specialities, you’ll wash your nibbles down with a Lilliard Gin and Fever Tree tonic cocktail each, plus your choice of tea or coffee.
Born in the Borders
Lilliard Gin Distillery is part of fantastic visitor centre, Born in the Borders, set on the banks of the River Teviot. Launched in 2014, it brings together the very best of everything that is grown, spun, cooked and created in the area, celebrating all things local and championing a number of delicious treats and gorgeous gifts available to buy in the onsite shop.
The fantastic café and restaurant serves up mouth-watering dishes as well as a number of stunning picnic spots and scenic riverside walks, perfect for whiling away an afternoon.
Loved by itisoners
“Excellent food and cocktails sitting outside on a brilliant sunny day. Lovely place and looked in to their ginnery and brewery as well as the shop and deli.”
“Excellent with food just a little bit different but delicious, and the local gin was spot on.”
“Really enjoyed it, especially the savoury part of the afternoon tea. Also a very good variety! Staff also very good.”