The Gin Bothy Preserves Heritage with The Jam Bothy

Scottish Raspberry Jam

The Gin Bothy, founded by “accidental gin maker”, Kim Cameron, is taking the successful artisanal brand back to where it all started with the relaunch of The Jam Bothy, a range of jams and marmalades made by hand from traditional jam recipes, at the Royal Highland Show.

Kim Cameron & Jam Bothy

The new Jam Bothy selection is being brought to retail, 10 years since Kim first began making the preserves in a bothy kitchen in Kirriemuir, which then led her to making her renowned Gin Bothy raspberry gin with the leftover fruit juice.

At the World Jampionships in 2010, held at Dundee’s Food & Flower Festival, Kim won a category for her jam recipe. Inspired by her success she went on to convert a bothy into a production kitchen in rural Angus called the ‘Jam Bothy` and began following the bountiful seasonal fruit calendar of the area. With the range of jams and marmalades sold in the shops and local markets, Kim was faced with an abundance of leftover fruit juice. Rather than see it go to waste Kim added the juice to gin and in 2015 the Jam Bothy became the Gin Bothy.

Scottish Raspberry Jam

The jam to gin story lives on, coming full circle as the traditional producer launches a completely new selection of 227g jars at the Royal Highland Show, the first event the brand attended when it launched 10 years ago.

Today’s reimagined Jam Bothy range includes whisky, gin, and rum marmalades with flavours including raspberry & gin, rhubarb & ginger and strawberry & champagne jam and the reintroduction of the original, highly popular chilli jam.

The visitor centre for the Bothy range is in the historic village of Glamis and is open Thursday to Sunday 11-5. The range is also available online and with local stockists.

Gin Marmalade




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

Recommended Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.