Just in case it slipped your attention, we opened the doors to a not-so-little expansion to our distillery last week, and we couldn’t be more excited for all the possibilities our 1000% increase in capacity brings. It was so thrilling to have a great mix of locals, our staff, the national media, and even First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, in attendance as we opened this new chapter of the McQueen Gin adventure.
In it for the long haul
This ‘extra legroom’ in the distillery has given flight to the idea of our gins making some long-haul trips – like across the pond and down under. So, gin fans can expect the unmistakeable McQueen Gin bottle to be appearing on the shelves of US liquor stores and Aussie bottle-o’s in the not-so-distant future.
Right now, however, we have another big announcement. We promised in our Distillery Launch Blog that recent events would never distract from our innovation here at home, and true to our word…
…we’re launching another adventurous flavoured gin!
Purpley the best gin we’ve ever made
Like the colour of a twilight sky above the wilderness of the nearby Trossachs National Park, McQueen Violet Gin is as adventurous in appearance as it is in flavour. And don’t worry, there isn’t long to wait until you can find out whatever twilight sky looks and tastes like.
Launching into Aldi stores across Scotland for just £19.99 a bottle, our latest distilled to be different gin will be awaiting discovery by adventurous gin drinkers, from Sunday 26th May.
A slightly purple perfect serve
Wondering how to start exploring our McQueen Violet Gin? Here’s a little ‘new flavour gin inspiration’ to get you going. Check out our purple perfect serve and tasting notes:
Violet Gin tasting notes
On the nose, summer flowers and hints of citrus. The appearance of the twilight sky above the Trossachs National Park. First sip gives up an unmistakable juniper spirit, then like a straight punch in the face, wow, violet flavor with a slight sweetness taking you back to childhood, and that wee tube of sweeties. With tonic, delicious well balanced gin, lean back and return to earlier years.
Violet Gin perfect serve
50ml of McQueen Violet Gin
100ml of Premium or Light Tonic
A single large ice cube
Garnish with lime and if possible a viola flower
Almost impossible to have just one
But please enjoy responsibly
And remember, however you enjoy our distilled to be different spirits, we love seeing you share your delicious McQueen Gin creations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (even if you don’t share the gin itself)! Slàinte @mcqueengin#distilledtobedifferent