Shipyard Gin – Original

(75 customer reviews)

£41.95 inc. VAT

Shipyard Gin: A Taste of Scottish Heritage – Crafted with the spirit of Inverclyde’s shipbuilding legacy, Shipyard Gin is more than just a drink; it’s a tribute to history in a bottle. Distilled with botanicals from the River Clyde’s banks, this Scottish gin blends gorse, elderflower, and heather for a unique, citrus-forward flavor with delicate floral notes. Infused with the subtle hints of coconut and vanilla from gorse flowers, it’s a modern homage to the renowned craftsmanship of Scotland’s shipbuilders. Enjoy a sip of Shipyard Gin and embark on a journey through Scotland’s rich heritage, celebrating the past and toasting to the future.

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Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of Scottish shipbuilding, Shipyard Gin is a tribute to the resilience and ingenuity of the community of Inverclyde. Distilled with a deep respect for craftsmanship, this Scottish gin is a homage to the founder Andy Samuel's grandfather, a dedicated plater at Scott's Shipbuilding in Greenock. The gin encapsulates the spirit of a bygone era when the shipyards of the River Clyde were a bustling hub of world-renowned skill and innovation.

Shipyard Gin is not just a spirit; it's a story in a bottle, celebrating the legacy of the shipbuilders whose creations once graced the seas. Each batch is meticulously handcrafted using botanicals handpicked from the very banks where the shipyards once proudly stood. The gin's unique character comes from the harmonious blend of gorse, elderflower, and a hint of heather, delivering a citrus-forward profile with the faintest whisper of floral notes.

The gin's essence is further enriched by the gorse flower's subtle coconut and vanilla nuances, a nod to the natural beauty that surrounds the Clyde. This premium craft gin is a modern twist on the famous skill and craftsmanship that once thrived along the riverbanks, now distilled into a spirit that's perfect for savoring at summer garden parties or as a warming reminder of the West of Scotland's sunshine during the winter months.

Shipyard Gin is a celebration of heritage, passion, and craftsmanship, distilled in Scotland and made in Inverclyde. It is a testament to the founder's vision of honoring the success of Scottish shipbuilding through a gin that aspires to be as renowned as the ships once built on the Clyde. With Shipyard Gin, every sip is a journey through history, a taste of the past, and a toast to the future.

Additional information






We do hope that you will be happy with your purchase. However, in the the unlikely event that you should you feel it necessary to return an item because it is faulty or different to those ordered, we aim to make the return process as simple as possible.
We must be notified of damaged or faulty goods within 2 days of delivery. We will refund you using the method of payment used to make the purchase.
Goods must be returned unopened, sealed and in the original packaging. Shipyard Gin (Scotland) Ltd will refund accepted returns within 30 days of you notifying us about the return.
The postage of the return is the responsibility of the purchaser.
Liability for loss or damage during transit of goods being returned is the responsibility of the purchaser and we recommend using a tracked service.

75 reviews for Shipyard Gin – Original

  1. Daniel M. (verified owner)

    This is now front and centre of our gin collection, it is my favourite gin by far. It’s a no nonsense, no gimmicks, delicious gin. It tastes like proper gin should!

  2. Lesley C. (verified owner)

    Delicious gin with a lovely story behind it. Delivery was prompt. Highly recommended.

  3. Ben Barrs (verified owner)

    5star service. Great response on delivery and fantastic gin. Got two bottles, used one as a gift.

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  4. Robert M. (verified owner)

    What a superb discovery!! Bought a bottle online and it was here a day later in time for the weekend! Amazing flavour, very distinctive! Love the bottle and packaging!
    Awesome tribute to Glasgow!

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  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I gave this as a gift and was very well received. Not been opened yet as keeping it for Christmas!

  6. Anonymous (store manager)

    Honestly the best gin I have tried in a long long time. I am super fussy when it comes to gin and this is now my go to favourite. Must try for anyone!

  7. Peter S. (verified owner)

    We recently bought three more bottles of Shipyard Gin because we enjoyed our first purchase so much. We find that some clementine segments with lots of ice enhance it. We’ve also enjoyed it with plain Fever Tree tonic but Clementine tonic is quite special. We’d be interested to hear other people’s cocktails with Shipyard Gin…. what about a periodic newsletter with recipes? I should also mention the excellent packaging… ours made it just fine all the way to The West Country in England.

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  9. Jean Kelsey (verified owner)

    Excellent Gin. A new favourite.

  10. Morrison Heather (verified owner)

    Lovely bottle, great presentation, refreshing taste and quick delivery. Thank you.

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  12. Caroline Johnstone (verified owner)

    Another gift that has not been given to the person yet.

  13. David Whitelaw (verified owner)

    Best gin I’ve tasted in a long time

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love this Gin, would recommend you try it.

  15. Stephen Darrah (verified owner)

    A good quality product which is not overpowering with fragrance. It will be enjoyable while you experiment with your preferred garnish. In no particular order:
    Prepare. Sit. Sip. Enjoy.

  16. Elaine (verified owner)

    love it !

  17. John McDonald (verified owner)

    Nice tasting gin will definitely be buying more

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely refreshing gin with a great bottle design.

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely Gin, really unique and love the use of local produce.

  20. Morag V. (verified owner)

    Lovely gin. attractive bottle very well packaged.

  21. Lee (verified owner)

    Not just saying this, but Shipyard Gin blows the competition out the water (pun intended) – straight, over ice, with mixer, one of the best gins I’ve ever tried – fully recommend it to anyone who calls themselves a gin lover.

  22. Fiona Murphy (verified owner)

    Great services and quick delivery can’t wait to try

  23. Neil Johnston (verified owner)

    Great turnaround time and packaging looks brilliant. Present for my mum so have not tasted yet!

  24. David Whitelaw (verified owner)

    Best gin I’ve tasted so far.

  25. Christina Bills (verified owner)

    From start it was so easy ,I phoned and was told by a young man exactly what to do .With in a day was told ready for pick up .I was delighted with the gin and its packing .Will certainly be back for more .

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  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This gin was purchased as a birthday gift for a friend and we just want to comment on the smooth and easy ordering process from start to finish.

    Since I already have my own bottle, I know it’s a great gin, now someone else does too.

  28. James M. (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift for my sister and she loved it and so did I! Very smooth and easy to drink. Definitely recommend

  29. Colin Morrison (verified owner)

    Excellent service and a great gin!

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  33. Colin H. (verified owner)

    Our second bottle of shipyard. A lovely gin (even for a “non gin” drinker).

    Great service via the website and for the local collection.

  34. Nick (verified owner)

    Every little detail that’s went into the concept, the recipe and the brand has been carefully considered & refined – the output of which is a top quality, premium gin that sets the benchmark for other craft spirits to aspire to. A real labour of love, creativity & hard graft which is reflected in the unique flavour. A showstopper. You won’t be disappointed.

  35. Christine (verified owner)

    Lovely gin! Really enjoyed it.

  36. Peter S. (verified owner)

    Excellent product and service

  37. David Whitelaw (verified owner)

    Best gin I’ve tasted in a long time. Now my favourite

  38. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I needed a special gift in a hurry. I contacted this company and although was a big ask they managed to supply it the same day. And I have been assured the gin is great. So thanks to all involved

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  40. Peter S. (verified owner)

    Always great customer service and a really good product – it’s my gin of choice now

  41. Martin Evans (verified owner)

  42. Daniel Dominick (verified owner)

    Unique tasting gin well worth the money.

  43. Gillian M. (verified owner)

    Very impressed. Refreshing taste, cracking bottle and all round delicious.

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  44. Elizabeth Samuel (verified owner)

    Really beautiful gin. Now my go to gin and such a cracking bottle.
    Congratulations on your gold award at the London Spirit Awards.
    Also love the Cocktail Friday.

  45. Morag V. (verified owner)

    Lovely lovely gin. This is the third bottle purchased. Makes a great gift, and always appreciated.

  46. Anne (verified owner)

  47. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Superb gin we’ll deserved gold award.
    Beautiful bottle.

  48. Steve A. (verified owner)

    My purchase was one as a gift 🎁 for a colleague and was for nostalgic reasons

  49. Michael Parkinson (verified owner)

    Very smooth

  50. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent service. A stunning bottle and I am assured is being enjoyed. Thank you.

  51. COLIN HARRIS (verified owner)

    A well craft and delicious Gin

  52. Fiona Erskine (verified owner)

    Great local brand…😀

  53. Elaine Graham (verified owner)

  54. Steve Aitken (verified owner)

    Excellent local product

  55. Gillian Robertson (verified owner)

    This is our 2nd purchase , we enjoyed so much

  56. Michael Parkinson (verified owner)

    very easy to order, prompt delivery and fantastic product!

  57. Val Carnegie (verified owner)

    1st heard of your Gin when I was visiting my home town a couple of weeks ago for a school reunion held in the Gourock Golf club was staying with my sister who stays close to club , she told me about your Gin and that the club sold it so had to try, My sister actually is a friend of your Mum & Dad (Andrew) , loved the gin so made a purchase once I got back to where i live now in Livingston , Good Luck with your business for the future and will certainly be buying some more

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  58. Alison Hart (verified owner)

    Well packaged and very efficient service

  59. R Black (verified owner)

    Product excellent as expected. Only issue I have is item was left on my doorstep which is one step up from pavement. Luckily I got it before it disappeared.

    • Andy Samuel (store manager)

      We’re sorry your delivery instructions weren’t followed. We will highlight this with Royal Mail, as this is a tracked and signed for delivery, it shouldn’t have been left on your doorstep. Thanks again for your purchase.

  60. Marlyn Milne (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift for someone else to taste this great gin

  61. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I’m not much of a gin drinker but I do like this one the botanicals are more subtle than other gins. Came well packaged for delivery very happy with service.

  62. Aaron Carter (verified owner)

    Excellent service as always

  63. Mike Stark (verified owner)

    Amazing service as always and as always…love the gin!

  64. Lauren Gourlay (verified owner)

    Excellent service beautiful gin has become of my new favourites.

  65. Christopher Millar (verified owner)

    Tremendous gin

  66. Brian Davidson (verified owner)

    Outstanding Scottish craft gin. Outstanding customer service.

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  67. James Barr (verified owner)

    Thanks for that experience. Lovely drink .Great tip with the grapefruit . Much appreciated.

  68. Jess (verified owner)

    Bought this as a gift and she absolutely loved it! Delivery was also extremely quick. Would definitely recommend

  69. Elaine (verified owner)

    Lovely gin! I’m not a fan of the vast numbers of flavoured gins on the shelves these days so Shipyard Gin is just perfect for me. It’s nice and smooth, the bottle is gorgeous and the delivery service is always very efficient. Happy to support a local business with a great product.

  70. Gillian Roxburgh (verified owner)

    Loved Shipyard Gin. My new favourite! Smooth and tasty, served with rosemary and orange and a nice tonic. Not bitter or perfume tasting at all! Shared with friends who enjoyed it so much they took the bottle home.

  71. Andi Watson (verified owner)

    Amazing gin, so tasty. Goes well with a slice of orange, and the bottle looks great too!

  72. John McDonald (verified owner)

    Order was processed quickly and was available for collection the next day excellent service for an excellent Gin

  73. Peter Sinclair (verified owner)

    Always brilliant and great customer support – highly recommended

  74. James Barr (verified owner)

    This is a really special ” spoil me ” item . Well done guys.

  75. Alice W. (verified owner)

    Really lovely, smooth gin, excellent with tonic and pink grapefruit. Delivery was very quick and bottles well packaged.

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