Spirit of Christmas

Fife’s innovative Tayport Distillery is nestled on the outskirts of the stunning Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, and has been a key part of the flourishing regeneration of the area. The distillery produces its spirits and liqueurs with local ingredients, using some of the best berries to be found in Scotland.

Here are five great gift ideas from Tayport Distillery to ensure you have a very ‘merry’ Christmas.

3 x 5cl Never.25 Miniatures in a bespoke gift box (£17) – find your favourite flavour by sampling a new generation spirit made using Scotland’s finest fruits and grain. Hand-collected and crafted into an alternative spirit, this is something different and refreshingly unique.


1992 Raspberry Liqueur (£12, 20cl) is a natural fruit liqueur made using eau de vie base spirit to provide a bouquet of flavours that linger in the mouth for a smooth finish. Great for mixing decadent cocktails.

Local charity The Hamish Foundation launched an innovative fundraising project to help support St Andrews town initiatives during 2020. “Strictly Gin” included individuals signing-up for one of four unique gin blending experiences, where each attendee blended their own favourite flavoured spirit during the masterclass with Tayport Distillery. The winner of each of the four heats went through to a grand final, and the winning Hamish Gin (£59.95) – created by Marjorie Dalton – is being sold on behalf of the Hamish Foundation. All proceeds will be donated to the charity and used to support a series of St Andrews improvement projects over the next twelve months.

1992 cassis is a blackcurrant fruit liqueur, flavoured with Scottish fruit and intensely rich and refined in taste. The liqueur is available in 20cl (£12) or 50cl (£20) bottles. For a perfect serve, top with Prosecco or Never.25 Blueberry and Tonic.

The Tayport Distillery tour (£10 per person) has been designed to bring you into the world of craft spirits. You get to taste the core range along the way, and you’ll leave feeling inspired and knowledgeable about making and mixing great craft spirits. Includes a distillery tour, four samples, and a perfect serve demonstration.