Avva – means a respected grand-mother, a respected mother, any old or respectable woman in the Indian language of Dravidian. In Hebrew it means to overturn or ruin which links the reputation that gin had as ‘Mother’s Ruin’ from the Hogarth era.
The still has been named after the founder/owners grand-mothers, Jessie Jean (J-J) and was made in Elgin by Speyside Copper Works. We believe this is the first Scottish made gin still in the whole of the UK within the small batch sector.
At the heart of Elgin’s history is the iconic Cathedral. Although the stunning Cathedral is now a ruin, the stone features again are credit to highly skilled craftsmen from the area. It is in the old Cathedral city of Elgin, that their small copper still J-J combines heat, spirit and specially selected Speyside, Highland and traditional botanicals. The bottle was selected in the spring and went into production in July for delivery in August. The style was selected for its traditional apothecary look, clean lines and easy pour.
When they say hand-crafted & small-batch, this is the entire truth. Their small-batch distilled spirit is bottled by hand, with each bottle being individually numbered and signed by the Master Distiller.
The Highland-Speyside region is steeped in distilling history, which they join by having one of the smallest stills in the region.