Stirling Distillery today announced the launch of a limited edition gold gin named OlympiGIN in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics which kicks off tomorrow.
This specially created gold-flaked gin – made from Stirlingshire nettles and Japanese yuzu – are expertly blended to create a winning combination spirit. The gin will be limited to 500 bottles and sent to British and Northern Irish Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners from the Games. But gin fans be warned, the more medals won, the fewer bottles there will be for purchase!
Created in their historic distillery, sat in the shadow of Stirling Castle, this elegant gin is the creation of new head distiller Lisa Matthews and the eye-catching bottle was designed by Scottish graphic designer Megan Raine and is set to become a collector’s item. A percentage of the profits from the sale will be donated to sports charity Sported. They are a UK wide charity promoting fairness and equity for young people through grassroots sport and physical
The family-run business has had great success with its virtual drink experiences over the past year with online sales increasing by 250%. When COVID hit in March 2020, their distillery tour, shop and gin school were all temporarily closed so the business had to rethink its approach and fast. Founders June and Cameron McCann decided to create a virtual drinks package, a virtual distillery tour and offer live Zoom tastings for those who wanted a way of connecting with friends, family or colleagues.
Having already launched three new products over the past year – Stirling Pink Gin, their Sons of Scotland whisky range and the popular Tropical Triumph liqueur – the distillery is hoping this limited edition gold gin will be the drink of choice for gin enthusiasts when toasting the achievements of Olympic athletes.