The iconic George Hotel in central Edinburgh has announced the launch of a new signature gin brand – Number Nineteen – which has been created in collaboration with The OroGin Distilling Company.
This is the second gin to be launched by the hotel – No.25 having been launched back in 2017 – and it features an exclusive botanical recipe that has been exclusively designed and distilled with expertise from both the hotel and the distillery.
Made using a blend of 15 global botanicals, Number Nineteen is a classic London Dry style gin with a fresh bright note. Referred to as a “Scottish Dry Gin”, which is said to perfectly represent the George’s heritage and its new era as an InterContinental property following the completion of a multi-million-pound refurbishment in July this year.
Macedonian Juniper, Italian and Moroccan Coriander sit alongside Cassia from the Far East, Cinnamon from Sri Lanka, Citrus from Spain and a rare green cardamom from Guatemala. Fresh notes come from Lemon Verbena, Thai Lemon Grass and Kaffir Lime Leaves.
On the palate, this beautiful botanical combination initially delivers robust notes of juniper followed swiftly by bright citrus notes that evolve into zesty notes. Nineteen finishes with a smooth dry note, ensuring that clean London dry style is enjoyed.
Ray Clynick, managing director and head distiller for The Oro Distilling Co. said:
“We’re really excited to launch the new Number Nineteen gin brand, the bottle looks fantastic with the design mirroring the elegance, quiet opulence and timelessness of The George. With our exclusive blend of Botanicals, we recommend a Mediterranean tonic serve with a garnish with Orange twist to bring out the notes and flavours.”
The label for the new Nineteen gin brand has gravitas having been carefully designed to reflect the property’s Georgian heritage and brand values with an original map of Edinburgh’s George Street and label border that’s reminiscent of a Georgian door number. Subtle dots within the design act as a pinpoint for the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen and Hotel.
Andreas Maszczyk, General Manager, Principal Edinburgh George Street said:
“The new Nineteen gin follows the successful launch of our No.25 gin, which has been hugely popular. This exciting addition to our gin portfolio not only tastes delicious but it is a perfect embodiment of all that InterContinental brings: global sophistication and true dedication to exceptional quality with its blend of worldly botanicals and artisan craftsmanship.”