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Edinbugh Gin offers a taste of the seaside

Edinburgh Gin is giving a wave to summer with its newest product – Seaside Gin. Featuring seaweed, scurvy grass and ground ivy, all the botanicals were sourced locally from the Edinburgh coastline.

This handcrafted gin was developed as a result of the partnership agreement Edinburgh Gin has with Heriot-Watt University. Four postgraduate MSc students worked with head distiller David Wilkinson to create Seaside Gin, which has a unique slightly sweet, yet minerally flavour of summer at the beach.

Alex Nicol, managing director of Spencerfield Spirit Company which owns the Edinburgh Gin brand, says: “Seaside Gin is a product we have been working on with Heriot-Watt distilling school for quite some time. We wanted to create a unique gin using botanicals from the fantastic shores of Edinburgh and the surrounding area. We experimented with a lot of different seaside botanicals and we’re really pleased with the result.”

An initial 1,000 bottles of Seaside Gin have been distilled. It is best enjoyed with tonic or as a Seaside Martini and is a great accompaniment to seafood or the perfect drink for a beach picnic or barbecue.

Seaside Gin is available exclusively at the Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Heads & Tales bar. To purchase a bottle, it is available from the distillery shop, RRP £35 for 70cl.

The Edinburgh Gin Distillery is located beneath the Rutland Hotel at Edinburgh’s west end. Handcrafted in small batches with the finest Scottish juniper berries, pine, heather and nine other carefully selected botanicals, the unique and distinctive gins are bottled in Edinburgh at 43% ABV. 

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15 June 2015 - Felicity Murray The DRinks Report, editor