At the beginning of this year we predicted something magical would happen: colour changing gin would take off in a big way. Since then, there’s been a number releases from across the pond (Empress 1908) and at home (Secret Garden Gin).
Now, it is McQueen Gin turn to bring out their very own version.
Following in the footsteps of fellow Scottish gin producers, The Old Curiosity, and Marks & Spencers the new colour changing gin will also be sold via a familiar retail chain.
In partnership with Aldi Scotland, the distillery are launching Forest Fruits Gin, a nod to everybody’s favourite fruity flavour with a magical colour change twist, which will be available to purchase in store and online on Monday 15 October.
That “magic” of course comes from the Butterfly Pea Flower. A flower often found in Asia, the petals are also found in colour changing tea. When tonic or citrus is added, the gin tends to change from a brilliant blue to a pretty purple-pink.
It’s previously caused a stir over Instagram: in 2016, actress Margot Robbie caused a gin frenzy when she posted herself sampling the fine delights of colour changing Ink Gin from Australia.
McQueen Gin will be hoping for a similar reaction, bringing a new lease of life to their already imaginative flavour profiles.
Previously known for flavours such as Chocolate Mint Gin and Chocolate Orange Gin, the distillery from Callander, Scotland, deliver quality artisan gin in beautiful embossed bottles, which recently moved from ceramic to glass.
This new tipple is billed as “a delicious fruity gin with a difference” which will bring a little bit of theatrical fun to gin tasting with friends.
It also marks the most recent release in a lucrative partnership with Aldi, worth £110,000 to the distillery.
Aldi formerly released limited edition McQueen Vanilla Rose and Double Juniper & Peppercorn Gins to their shelves and we expect it won’t be the last collaborative effort we’ll see between the pair.
The supermarket has previously formed similar deals with Eden Mill to produce innovative Scottish gins.
As for this gin, the distillery recommends you squeeze a little lime into your glass to see what shade of pink the gin goes, then add tonic to watch it change again.
Forest Fruits Colour Changing Gin is available for £19.99 (50 cl, 37.5% ABV) in all stores and online nationwide.
More from The Gin Kin:
- M&S colour changing gin are here and they’re magical
- Butterfly pea flower: The gin that’s violet then pink in one glass
- This colour changing gin tells you when it’s ready to drink