We’ve been watching the re-emergence of innovation within the Scottish Gin industry over the last few weeks and are delighted to see some new products coming to the market. The flavoured gin sector, in particular, seems to be flourishing. A sign of this is the release by Ben Lomond Gin of its first flavoured gins: Raspberry & Elderflower and Blackberry & Gooseberry, just in time for summer.
Launched in June, Ben Lomond’s new Infused Gin’s are the latest creations from the distillery following the success of its premium London Dry-style Gin, released last year.
Inspired by the majesty and beauty of Ben Lomond, the team worked with a local forager to draw inspiration from the wild botanicals, vibrant berries and endless florals found within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs region.
The delicately balanced Raspberry & Elderflower Gin (38% ABV, £23.50) boasts natural berry essences, offering a sweet and herby floral flavour, backed by the unmistakeable juniper flavour profile.
The combination of berries in the Blackberry & Gooseberry Gin (38% ABV, £23.50) pair beautifully with each other, offering a sweet yet zesty flavour; the succulent flavour of the blackberries is balanced perfectly with the sharp, tangy flavour of gooseberries.
The two distinct flavours are a nod to the unique flora, fauna and scenery of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and work beautifully to create alternatives to a classic Gin & Tonic, are perfect for experimenting with cocktail making or can simply be enjoyed over ice.
John Grieveson, CMO of Loch Lomond Group, which produces Ben Lomond Gin, said: “Loch Lomond and The Trossachs is renowned as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK and we spent a long time crafting these unique spirits to reflect this stunning area.
“The flavoured gin trend shows no sign of abating across the UK and with summer around the corner, creation of these striking new spirits made perfect sense. The Raspberry & Elderflower and Blackberry & Gooseberry Gin’s are crafted using the original Ben Lomond Premium Gin as a base, guaranteeing a high-quality product while simultaneously allowing consumers to enjoy increasingly popular flavoured gins.
“Both can be enjoyed over ice, with tonic or shaken in a cocktail and would be the perfect addition to any gin lover’s collection.”