About True OriGINs

TrueOriGINS is an Aberdeenshire based business set up by brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson, who are dedicated to sharing the best local Scottish gins from around the country.


The Festivals

True OriGINs is the brainchild of the Aberdeenshire brothers, who established their events business in the North-East of Scotland in 2014 building beer festival brands before the creation of True OriGINs. 


Learning their event skills off the back of the successful Banchory Beer Festival and Inverurie Beer Festival's which have so far seen over 25,000 attendees and many more in the years to come the brothers we given their next opportunity. 


In 2017 they launched True OriGINs - The Scottish Gin Festival, in conjunction with Aberdeen charity Friends of Anchor.  The brothers took up an official sponsors role for the charity which enabled them to bring a brand-new festival to Aberdeen in 2017 and for Friends of Anchor to raise an amazing sum for the cause. With the opportunity of a venue and the idea they needed their unique touch. With Guy's background in the wine and spirits industry the idea of creating a regional structure (as seen in wines across the world) for Scottish Gin was born. The brothers are passionate about finding new products to add to their continuously evolving range of gins.  





Since the launch of True OriGINs in 2017, the brothers have taken True OriGINs - The Scottish Gin Festival to Tobacco Dock, London - November 2018,


Banchory - February 2019 and have a number of locations lined up for the rest of the year including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Inverurie.

The idea for the festivals was to bring more regional recognition of what is being produced locally within Scotland and to get as many people involved in being passionate about homegrown Scottish Spirits as they are. 

Splitting the country into 8 different regions of Scotland took quite some deliberating, trying to include all of the country within traditional brackets turned into a bit of a mash and so the 8 True OriGINs regions where born!   

Islands, Highlands, Aberdeen & Shire, Angus & Fife, Perthshire & Stirling, Edinburgh & Lothians, Glasgow, and the Borders. 

The Scottish Gin Shop

After the growth of the festivals, the brothers wanted to offer a one-stop easy online shopping solution for all things Scottish Gin. After all, you’ve had some excellent gins at the festivals, now you want a bottle for your gin shelf at home or just a bottle of Scottish gin for a loved one or friend. 

Well, True OriGINs Scottish gin shop is the solution!

The website has been set up to make sure buying your favourite gin is as easy as possible. By Scottish region - this filters gins distilled and bottled in that region of Scotland, by type - select your favourite gin type and by price - filter all the gins by price.

We hope you enjoy your Scottish gin experience with us and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.