The crazy folk at Pickering’s Gin are well known for their fabulous gin and their marvellous inventions- from the smallest mobile gin bar in the world built on a motorbike to a gramophone that mixes martinis- the distillery has unveiled what is sure to be the greatest feat of enGINeering since the Pickering’s Gin Bauble.
They have repurposed a miniature Japanese airport fire engine to become a mobile bar. The contraption features 6 “thirst extinguishers” that pump gin cocktails directly through the hoses. Other features include an in-built bar and ice well, seating for 3 passengers and an original bell to call last orders.
On World Gin Day (Saturday 9th June), the EnGINe 47 will be making its debut around Edinburgh.
The first 300 people to find the Fire EnGINe will win free G&T tokens that can be redeemed at Brewhemia opposite Waverley train station’s Market St entrance. Whilst also being able to sample Pickering’s Gin straight from the hose.
The machine was renovated at Summerhall Distillery, home of Pickering’s Gin, where the company have been distilling and bottling their award-winning gin since March 2014. Pickering’s Gin has three core expressions, distilled from an old Bombay recipe dated July 1947. Known for their characterful and smooth spirit, they recently picked up 2 Double Gold awards for their spirit at the World Spirits Awards- regarded as the benchmark in the world of spirits.
Watch their very silly and hugely fun promotional video here