Once upon a time on a Caribbean beach, Fred Stockton tasted a fantastic orange based spirit, briefly meeting the distiller, which set his creative juices flowing. While travelling home, subliminally linking back to his Orcadian roots, he sketched ‘double X’ on top of one another, the Old Norse symbol for ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’, which would become part of the final brand logo.
A chance meeting in Royal Deeside with Lost Loch Spirits’ owners and a re-telling of the story continued the journey. They guided from concept, patiently agreeing to many rounds of development and supporting Fred’s wish to fill the Still and bottle the batches himself, producing the gin they are now all very proud of.
Ultimately Fred would like to have a distillery back home in Stonehaven but like any good gin, it takes time. To this day, Fred never found out the Caribbean distiller’s name, so he crowned him ‘Alexander’ and dedicated this labour of love to the man himself.