A new Scottish gin inspired by the unique flora, fauna and scenery of Loch Lomond has just been released.
Ben Lomond Gin incorporates locally-sourced botanicals from Loch Lomond and the surrounding area.
These include hand-picked blackcurrants and foraged rowan berries. The rowan tree, native to the UK and most commonly found in the Highlands of Scotland, is prominent in Scottish folklore.
Ancient Scots deemed rowan trees so sacred it was forbidden to cut off any part of the tree, except for religious ceremonies.
The combination of Rowan berries and blackberries add a unique sweetness to the London Dry style gin.
Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group, which produces Ben Lomond Gin, said:
“We are extremely proud of our new Ben Lomond Gin. We spent a long time perfecting our recipe and crafting something unique for gin lovers to discover and enjoy. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs is renowned as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK and our gin is inspired by this stunning area.”
The eye-catching blue/purple bottle is inspired by the colours of the local heather in bloom.
Bottled at 43% ABV, Ben Lomond is a versatile spirit. The recommended signature Perfect Serve is 25ml of Ben Lomond Gin, top with Fever Tree tonic and add blackberries and one wedge of lime.
Ben Lomond Gin will be available from independent retailers later this month.
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