NEWS: Leith Gin launch

Another new entrant to the Scottish Gin market hits the shelves next week with the launch of Leith Gin
The port of Leith has a spirited history of importing and producing gin, dating back to the 1700s.  It was the gateway to one of Scotland’s most important 18th century trading partners - the Netherlands - from where, the Dutch East India Company imported luxury goods, including gin’s precursor, genever.

The city of Edinburgh apparently consumes more gin per head of population than any other city in the world, and it's into the revived market that Gleann Mor Spirits Company are releasing Leith Gin next Thursday (20 July) at the Malmaison Hotel in Leith.

GM (who are also the producers of Firkin Gin) decided to put Leith firmly back on the gin map with this London-Dry style gin - perfect for enjoying with your favourite tonic or as the base for a cocktail. The blend reflects the history of Leith, with botanicals coming from the four corners of the world & added to a distillate at Jane Street in Leith.

The botanicals are Juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, lime peel, orange peel, cassia bark, liquorice, ground nutmeg, cinnamon bark & orris root.

The perfect serve is quite simple - tonic water (I suspect Fever Tree Mediterranean might be my first choice) and a slice of lemon (vastly under-used these days!)

The gin has already had some good recommendations from 56 North and the Malmaison bar staff, and will initially be stocked by over 50 bars in Leith following the launch.

It will also be available to buy online, priced at £29.95 for a 70cl bottle (ABV 46%)

I look forward to trying it on a visit to Edinburgh at some point ... #JoiedeLeith