Some exciting news for all you gin fans out there… Edinburgh Gin, which is crafting the Gin renaissance, has launched a ‘taste of Scottish seaside’ in time for summer 2016. But what does the Scottish seaside taste of? Read on…
Distilled with foraged seaweed, scurvy grass and ground ivy from Scottish land and sea, the unique gin boasts a sweet yet refreshing salinity.
Originally featuring as a limited edition, after a sell-out run of 2,500 bottles it has now been added to the distiller’s permanent portfolio due to popular demand.
Seaside Gin is the result of a longstanding partnership between Edinburgh Gin and Heriot Watt University’s MSc in Brewing & Distilling; a partnership that seeks to push boundaries and bring the science of distilling to the fore.
As part of the project, masters students were tasked with scouring the east coast in search of botanicals that would encapsulate a taste of the Scottish shoreline.
Signature serves include a classic G&T or seaside martini, while recommended garnishes include marsh samphire, sea purslane or a slice of fresh lemon peel.
Edinburgh Gin’s co-founder, Alex Nicol said:
“Seaside Gin represents a taste of the Scottish seaside, and we are delighted to add this to our family of distinctive, award-winning gins in time for summer.
Distilled with foraged seaweed, scurvy grass and ground ivy from Scottish land and sea to bring a sweet yet refreshing flavour.
Seaside Gin pioneers the use of unusual native botanicals whilst blending science and art. It’s an exciting time for Edinburgh Gin, which is crafting the gin renaissance and aiding people’s discovery of the modern-day gin experience.”
The newly-formed trio – Original, Cannonball and Seaside – are all presented in the brand’s new custom-made bottles, crafted in Milan by Bruni Glass.
Ergonomically designed for bartenders, the bottles each feature etched lettering, stylistically inspired by the sophistication of the art deco era.
Seaside Gin (43% ABV) will now join Edinburgh Gin Original (43% ABV) and Navy Strength Cannonball (57% ABV) as part of the distiller’s core range.
This month sees the gin return with an initial run of 6,000 70cl bottles, each with an RRP of £35 expected to retail on and off trade across the UK.
Will you be giving this seaweed gin a try?