Pickering's extends into popular gin liqueur segment

Pickering’s Gin is the latest producer to add a gin liqueur to its portfolio.

The creation, which has been inspired by its signature Pickering’s G&T serve with pink grapefruit, blends the gin with real fruit to create a liqueur.

The Edinburgh-based producer said it has tweaked its original Bombay gin recipe, written down in 1947, to engineer an aromatic base to showcase real pink grapefruit. The drink has notes of lemongrass, cardamom and juniper, and it is described as being a good alternative to traditional pamplemousse liqueurs.

Stevie Watson, UK brand ambassador for the brand, said: “Drinking responsibly is about watching not only how many alcoholic drinks we consume, but how strong our drinks are and what they are made with.

“Our Pink Grapefruit & Lemongrass Gin Liqueur is made with real fruit pulp and juices and uses our double-gold award winning gin as its base. Sitting at 20% abv, our fruity new expression perfectly fits into the forming trend for lower alcoholic spritz-style drinks.”

Marcus Pickering, co-founder and head of export, said: “Here at Summerhall Distillery we are all about innovation. So, when our loyal fanbase told us they wanted to see some flavoured expressions from Pickering’s we turned to the fruit we know and love best – pink grapefruit.

“The trusty pink grapefruit offers a soft, sweet citrus that balances with our Bombay spice beautifully. Now P&Ts are garnished with pink grapefruit the world over.”

The 50cl bottle retails at £19.95. 

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