Last week I wrote of my fabulous gin garden tour at the Secret Herb Garden and it seems the fun has only just begun as the Edinburgh-based The Old Curiosity Distillery has now launched a ‘Gin Club’, where gin lovers will have the opportunity to sample a brand new and exclusive gin-flavour every month.
At the beginning of the month, those who have signed up online will receive a special box, which includes a unique, limited edition 20cl gin – created especially for Club members and unavailable from retailers – as well as the perfect mixer and a delicious, freshly-picked garnish. Discounts and invites to special events will also be available for members.
Each monthly gin will have a unique, seasonal twist, such as a Spooky Black Mallow flavour for October and a festive, Christmas Spice for December.
Kicking off in April, is their first Gin Club offering, Hot Pink Tulip – a beautiful, dry gin infused with dark violet petals and just-flowered pink tulip. Guaranteed to impress, the beautifully packaged gin also boasts stunning colour-changing properties, changing from a beautiful bright pink to an electric deep pink when tonic is added.
As I discovered, all of the herbs and botanicals within the gins are grown, hand-picked, dried and infused by the team at the Secret Herb Garden – the home of The Old Curiosity Distillery. They are all 100% natural; free of chemicals, sugars and flavour compounds.
Hamish Martin, founder of The Old Curiosity, comments: “Nowhere else in the world has a gin garden and distillery on site as we do here, so we’re taking full advantage of nature and the seasons in action, by continuously experimenting with our botanicals to create new, distinctive flavours and wonderful colour changes.
To sign up to The Old Curiosity Distillery Gin Club, visit https://www.theoldcuriosity.co.uk/gin-club. Prices start from £20 per month and delivery is free for all club members.
The Old Curiosity Distillery can be found at the Secret Herb Garden on the Old Pentland Road, Edinburgh.
Photographs: Credit: Lisa Ferguson