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Edinburgh Castle Gin in front of Edinburgh Castle

Castle Rock Has Spirit!

We have bottled nearly 1000 years of history and are delighted to introduce our first ever Edinburgh Castle Gin! Inspired by the castle’s spring landscape, with gorse rising up Castle Rock, the vibrant yellow petals are used as one of the predominant botanicals and are distilled with yuzu, pink pepper and pink grapefruit in this small batched gin, made in partnership with the multi-award-winning local distiller Edinburgh Gin.

Edinburgh Castle Gin on Mons Meg, Edinburgh Castle

To celebrate the launch, we are excited to share the perfect serve and two very special cocktails for you to enjoy. You can purchase our Edinburgh Castle Gin from the Historic Environment Scotland online shop, as well as in our castle shops.

Please note that these drinks are definitely one for only the adults to try…

The Crown Jewel

Edinburgh Castle Gin and The Crown Jewel cocktail

Ingredients:

50ml Edinburgh Castle Gin 

25ml Cointreau

25ml grapefruit juice

2 bar spoons of slight lavender infused sugar syrup

1 egg white

Method:

Dry shake all ingredients together, then shake with ice and double strain into a coupette. Garnish with handpicked heather (if possible from the castle hill) snibbed to the side.

Hint: If you don’t have sugar syrup, you can make it at home! All you need is 300grams of caster sugar and 150ml of water. Gather your ingredients and bring the water to boil in a pan. Dissolve the sugar in the water, stirring constantly over a low heat. Once the sugar is completely dissolved allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, allow to cool and thicken, then add to a container. You can now enjoy using it in your Edinburgh Castle Gin cocktails!

On The Rocks With A Twist

Edinburgh Castle Gin and On the Rocks with a Twist cocktail

Ingredients:

3 blades of tarragon

1 bar spoon brown sugar 

50ml Edinburgh Castle Gin

50ml yuzu juice 

Mediterranean tonic water 

Method:

Muddle the tarragon and sugar, add gin and yuzu in a glass. Stir to mix. Top with ice and tonic.

Garnish with fresh grapefruit twist and tarragon leaf. 

A Perfect Serve 

The perfect serve for Edinburgh Castle Gin

Enjoy our Edinburgh Castle Gin on the rocks with a splash of Mediterranean tonic. Garnish with a grapefruit twist for added zing.

Edinburgh Castle Gin in front of Edinburgh Castle

To purchase our Edinburgh Castle Gin, visit our online shop where it is available in 70cl, 20cl, and 5cl or pick it up in one of our Edinburgh Castle shops on your next visit.

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