Swedish distiller Smögen Whisky has brought its limited edition Strane Oaked Gin to the UK.
It follows the 2015 release of Strane “Uncut”, which at 76% ABV is allegedly the strongest gin available in the UK.
Bottled at 55% vol ABV, the new edition is based on the distillery’s Strane London Dry Navy Strength Gin. It has been matured for 18 months in a former Sherry butt, which formerly matured heavily peated Smögen Whisky.
Strane follows an unusual recipe as it is created by distilling three differently balanced base gins – juniper, citrus and herbal – using the same twelve botanicals, and then blended to create different expressions.
Robert Ransom, from UK importer Highfern Ltd, said, “Strane Oaked Gin offers an astonishing crossover between gin, whisky and sherry, which will delight fans of craft spirits.”
Strane Oaked Gin is now available from Master of Malt, Robertsons of Pitlochry and Shop4whisky priced £50