Our family name, pronounced 'Weems', comes from the Gaelic word for caves which stems from the rocky outcrop on the Firth of Forth on which our family home, Wemyss Castle, sits. Looking back towards Edinburgh, the castle has been the family seat for over six centuries.
With renowned expertise for the production of fine wines and whisky, it was a natural step for us to make a range of gins and Darnley's View began! We worked with 6th generation master distiller Charles Maxwell and gin expert and author Geraldine Coates to create a recipe for the two beautifully balances gins, elderflower & citrus and spiced.
Darnley's View is made in the time honoured way by redistilling the botanicals with a four times distilled neutral grain spirit in a pot still. The gin is a London Dry Gin so no flavours are added after distillation- only purified water to reduce gin to its bottling strength.