We all know gin is gluten free, which is a great relief to those who are coeliac and love gin! And in Edinburgh alone, we have several great gin producers – I love supporting local.
The gorgeous garden centre/cafe/shop/wedding venue the Secret Herb Garden (a review will follow since I have now discovered they are great for GF) is home to The Old Curiosity Gin – unique in that it changes colour! The Old Curiosity has now launched its own Christmas gin, which is turning the traditional red on its head, as it turns pink.
There are only 500 bottles of the limited edition gin available, so Christmas shopping will need to start early. These are available from Harrods (bit far!), Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh, the Old Curiosity website, or much better to just drop by The Balmoral Hotel and enjoy a glass at the new Bar Prince. That’s what I will be doing.
I am told the colour change is entirely natural and is all about pH levels. The flavours of the limited edition are ginger, cinnamon and cardamom and it is delicious. The flavours come through really well, but don’t overpower the lovely gin taste. I could enjoy this with a dash of tonic or even just neat.
The other gins available are Apothecary Rose, Lavender & Echinacea, and Chamomile & Cornflower. And once the Christmas shopping is done, look out for my Secret Herb Garden review, coming your way soon!