McQueen Gin, created at Trossachs Distillery, Callander, Stirling, has announced the launch of its McQueen Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin.
Dale McQueen, joint owner and managing director of Trossachs Distillery says: "The market for unique craft gin with signature botanicals is rapidly growing. We want to build on our success since our launch in June 2016, when we launched a world’s first with our four initial gins and their very unique flavours. We will continue to break into new markets and deliver something very special to our customers. McQueen Gin will continue to develop new and exciting products, which will break some of the traditions of gin making. With our new head distiller Danny Gowrie, we see no limit to what can be created and delivered to gin fans across the world."
Vicky McQueen, joint owner and director says: "We are extremely proud of all our gins, this Spiced Chocolate Orange adds yet another dimension to our collection, showing our skill in using all types of unusual botanicals directly in the distillation process".
The gin will be launched using cobalt blue 50cl ceramic bottles from Wade Ceramics, consistent with McQueen's previous releases; and for this launch, the brand has moved to using wax seals – a different colour to represent the different gins. We have also added a name label to the front to help with identification. The gin will also become available in a 10cl bottle in our four-pack gift selection. All McQueen Gin is 42% ABV.
25 March 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor