Pickering’s Go Tartan To Mark Tattoo

Pickering’s Gin have developed their first ever Scottish gin to celebrate the Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo.

‘Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Gin’ is made with the base of Pickering’s along with heather, Scots pine, bog myrtle and milk thistle – the first time the brand have enhanced their original Bombay recipe with Scottish botanicals.

The gin will come in a collector’s edition bottle complete with a wrap in the official red, green and blue tartan of the Military Tattoo. The 35cl bottle will retail at £20 and be available from The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo shop on Cockburn Street, directly from Pickering’s Summerhall Distillery and online at http://bit.ly/TattooGin.

Marcus Pickering, Pickering’s co-founder and head of export, commented, “We’re a proud Edinburgh business and, like The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, we’re constantly looking outward.

“The Splash of Tartan theme celebrates Scotland’s disparate clans and families and the spread of Scottish ideas across the world. We hope our collectable half bottle will delight the thousands of visitors to the city as much as the locals who enjoy the fireworks emerge from the Castle Esplanade every evening in August.”

Pickering’s was founded back in 2013 and has gone on to win Best British Gin at the Great British Food Awards amongst other honours. Their Summerhall base was the first exclusive gin distillery established in Edinburgh for over 150 years.

Matt Gammell, co-founder and head distiller, said, “Key Pickering’s botanicals, like cinnamon, cloves & cardamom are a far cry from indigenous Scottish botany. However this year’s ‘Splash of Tartan’ theme for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo posed an experimental opportunity not to be missed. This is our own take on a classic Scottish Gin, incorporating the characteristic Pickering’s punch.”

This year’s tattoo takes place on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade from the 4th of August to the 26th.