Stirling gin distillery in shadow of Stirling castle


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Stirling Distillery is a family run business producing premium gins and gin liqueurs.


Some couples celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary with a city break, a romantic meal or a carefully-chosen gift.  June and Cameron McCann decided to go for something different and on October 28th 2015 they distilled their very first bottle of Stirling Gin.

Originally distilled in a 2.4 litre copper still, called Jinty, their spirit proved so popular that a bigger still was soon needed. Subsequently Flora arrived on the scene, producing 170 bottles per run. From these humble beginnings, Stirling Gin has grown into a nationally-recognised spirit.


Cameron and June now have a permanent home for their creation. In 2019 they opened Stirling’s first legal distillery in a historic building locally known as The Old Smiddy. Located in the shadow of Stirling Castle, the structure was first built in 1888. Legend tells us it was the site where King James V stabled his horses in the 1500s and when it was first built it acted as a local church temperance hall.


During the extensive renovation process, Cameron and June were careful to maintain the beautiful Victorian facade of the Old Smiddy. The re-birth of this beautiful building included installing a completely modern interior with state-of-the-art stills, bespoke windows & doors and beautiful wood panelling. During the winter months a welcoming gas-burning stove will play centre stage.

Cameron said: “We’ve built a revolutionary distillery steeped in history and bursting with innovation. As a family business, Stirling Distillery is a unique venture and will truly put Stirling on the drinks industry map.”


Stirling Distillery has plenty to offer those who walk through the door including; gin tours and tastings, masterclasses, the opportunity to create your own gin and seasonal events which run throughout the year. ​

The distillery continues to innovate so look out for new products including whisky which is coming soon.

Stirling Distillery takes great pride in being a handcrafted distillery where all products are distilled, bottled and labelled on site by hand.



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