It may have only been a few months since the launch of Raven Gin, but according to gin connoisseurs, the north-east brothers behind the brand have undoubtedly added to the rich variety of Aberdeenshire’s small batch gins.
Callum and Peter Sim successfully launched their highly anticipated products (a signature Thought and Memory expression and a limited release Founder’s Edition) at an exclusive event last month and the brand has already gone from strength to strength.
To the venture, Callum brings his business experience of over two decades as a lawyer – as well a compelling passion for Scottish spirits he has long shared with his brother.
Peter has worked within the hospitality industry for over 30 years, having been instrumental in setting up whisky and gin bars at several high-end establishments. Under his independent business, Peaty Nose Ltd. – he organises tastings and is the founder of local Gin Clubs and was also one of the organisers of this year’s Gin Festival: North East.
Callum commented, ‘Peter’s expertise, alongside my business experience, have been a great pairing. Both products have been a year in the making, but I wasn’t prepared to launch anything that wasn’t absolutely perfect. We wanted a distinctive taste journey, and we know from feedback, that that’s what we’ve achieved.
‘For us, it’s about authenticity and quality. No gimmicks, just a damn fine dram that I am proud to put my name to.’