Darnley's Gin is one of four brands by Wemyss. Wemyss, pronounced 'Weems', comes from the Gaelic word for caves which stems from the rocky outcrop on the Firth of Forth on which the family home, Wemyss Castle, sits. Looking back towards Edinburgh, the castle has been the family seat for over six centuries.
Darnley's is one of the newest brands by Wemyss. With renowned expertise for the production of fine wines and spirits, Darnley's Gin is made from a family recipe and captures the moment in 1565 when Mary Queen of Scots spied her future husband, Lord Darnley, through the courtyard window at Wemyss Castle. From this marriage came a prince who later united the thrones of England and Scotland as James VI and Ist. The family like to think of Darnley's son, conceived through a union that began at Wemyss, as a symbol of their desire to combine the best of England and Scottish distilling to create a unique gin.