dedicated to whisky
In historical times, Highlanders would tap Birch trees in Spring and used the Birchwater for all sorts of applications.
Indeed, there is reason to believe that Birchwater provided the inspiration for the national drink itself, as whisky - ‘Uisge Betha’- is a derivation of ‘Uisge Beithe’ - Birchwater."
BIRKENTREE is the old Scots word for Birch tree and the original Birchwater dedicated to whisky. It has been created by four friends - Rob, Gabrielle, Elspeth and Euan - to fill a gap in the market as a natural mixer for whisky.
Our Birchwater imparts a smoothness and elegance in a way which complements and enhances fine single malts.
When you mix birchwater and whisky together, something magical happens. Far from diluting it, the birchwater elevates the whisky and highlights nuances in the flavour, allowing you to see a new side to your favourite single malt.
Our Founder Directors, Rob Clamp (a professional forester) and his wife Gabrielle (a herbalist), have an intimate knowledge of forestry, native Scottish species and plants. They select carefully only the most venerable birch trees which range in age from one hundred to three hundred years old as they produce the smoothest and finest Birchwater.
We at BIRKENTREE believe that less is always more. Our entirely natural birchwater whisky mixer is hand tapped and bottled without a single addition. The result is simple, natural and yet exceptional.
Other than the exciting prospect of a new dedicated natural mixer for the world of whisky, one of the most compelling aspects of our product is its ancient place within Scottish history.