They may be small but McLean’s Gin are proving they have big ambition when it comes to creating amazing gin.
Created by Colin McLean in no less than a cupboard, the range was developed by the entrepreneur after receiving a gin-making kit for Christmas.
Currently, the present line-up consists of its very own signature gin, alongside a few experimental offerings. As well as Floral, Citrus and Spiced is the brand’s very own take on Cherry Bakewell.
At one point, there was even a potential Tiramisu gin in the air and we had dreams of dusting cocoa powder into our glass.
It’s “Something Blue Gin” that is the next arrival, however.
For those scratching their head in wonder, don’t necessarily expect a flavoured gin per se. The gin is said to be dry with a soft, herbal finish.
Primary flavours will be mango, blackcurrant, mint, marzipan and a touch of vanilla. Tonka bean and buchu leaves are the main botanicals so we’re expecting blackcurrant fruitiness with a scoop of vanilla and caramel ice-cream on the side.
We expect this will match a premium tonic water perfectly, complete with a mint and cucumber garnish.
With its beautiful blue and white lace labelling, this gin could make for the perfect gift for a friend… or even just for yourself.
If you’re feeling curious, the good news is the release is so new, it’s yet to receive stockist information.
To be the first in know, you can follow Colin and his experimental gin over on Facebook.
Batches are likely to be small and limited edition so consider this your pre-release alert.