We’ve been getting all philosophical this past few days. Maybe it’s all the change that going on here at the moment; particularly with the new distillery coming on leaps and bounds and receiving a mention by The Gin Cooperative as one of their eagerly awaited highlights of 2019:
“We’re also very excited to see the new McQueen Gin distillery open in the Trossachs. We visited the team in June last year and we know how much time and effort the McQueen team put into their gins, distilling complex flavours and doing things the McQueen Gin way”
Lovely words – and “the McQueen Gin way” got us thinking. How many people know exactly what McQueen is all about? If you are yelling GIN! at your screen right now, you would be forgiven because, well…duh! But there is a word that is even more central to McQueen than ‘gin’ itself. A quick trip down memory lane and a glance into our crystal ball should provide the answer.
Memory Lane – A brief history of gin
Well, of McQueen Gin at least. Those who know our original four flavours will know that they truly were, original. We leapt into the world of gin with four world-first flavoured gins; Sweet Citrus, Mocha, Chocolate Mint, and Smokey Chilli; quickly followed by our creatively crafted Spiced Chocolate Orange and refined Super Dry Premium. Those not residing under rocks will know what came next – a little thing called McQueen Forest Fruits Gin. Or as we like to call it, ‘that delicious colour-changing gin that went viral on social media’. Swiftly followed by our bright but beautifully balanced offering to all you Pink Gin lovers! That pretty much brings us up to date on our wild ride, but what about the future.
If you think we are about to give away all the exciting secrets of 2019, maybe you don’t know us that well after all. What we can tell you is that one theme continues from everything we’ve done into everything we will do. Innovation.
So McQueen is Innovation?
Innovation is, and will always be, the thing that drives us. But with our rural Scottish roots, perhaps the single word that describes McQueen best of all is adventure! It’s how we feel about each new day in our distillery, and it’s what we strive to deliver in every bottle. A true taste of adventure.