Two icons of the whisky world have joined forces to produce Wolfcraig Distillers’ first gin.

Wolfcraig Gin rocks light

Wolfcraig Distillers’ first gin

Master Blenders Richard Paterson OBE and Ian MacMillan may be best known in the world of whisky, but they also know their gin and they have now put their decades of experience into creating their own original premium gin.

Ian MacMillan and Richard Paterson OBE. (1)

Richard Paterson, affectionately known as ‘The Nose’ for his renowned palate, retains legendary status within the whisky industry, largely on account of his career at Whyte & Mackay, where he served as Master Blender since 1975, and at The Dalmore Distillery. As well as being inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame, he was named an OBE on the Queen’s Honour List in 2021.

Ian MacMillan is an award-winning distiller with over 40 years’ experience, revered for having created some of the sector’s most recognised single malts working for the likes of Bunnahabhain, Tobermory and Deanston. His gin pedigree is impressive, with globally celebrated gins such as Tanqueray and Gordons on his resume. He also worked at Burn Stewart’s Deanston distillery, producing their range of gins, including a special formula for M&S. 

Wolfcraig Gin rocks light

Since uniting at the helm of Wolfcraig Distillers, Ian and Richard have launched a 30 Year Old Premium Blend composed of hand-selected rare finds which is now also available to buy

We haven’t tried it yet but the gin is described as “ a complex and sophisticated premium Scottish spirit with tantalising notes of juniper, orange peel, vibrant lemon and cassia, elegantly infused with 17 botanicals, including raspberry and wild thyme”

Wolfcraig Gin is priced at £39.95 per bottle, which you can buy directly from the Wolfcraig website here.




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.

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