Edinburgh Gin 1670 wins top award
Edinburgh Gin 1670, a collaboration between Edinburgh Gin and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), scooped a top title at the Scottish Gin Awards in Glasgow.
Edinburgh Gin 1670 was announced as the winner in the Growth Business and Innovation category at the awards ceremony attended by around 600 guests.
Inspired by their shared spirit of innovation, Edinburgh Gin and RBGE worked together to create a new limited-edition gin that truly celebrates the history of the iconic botanic gardens. Edinburgh Gin 1670 is a bespoke gin using rare and exotic botanicals grown and handpicked in the city’s most famous garden.
Edinburgh Gin 1670 is named after the year in which RBGE started life as a Physic Garden almost 350 years ago. It is being sold in John Lewis stores UK wide, as well as specialist retailers.
Both experts in their field, this partnership saw Edinburgh Gin’s Head Distiller, David Wilkinson, working closely with Botanist, Dr Greg Kenicer, over more than 12 months to carefully craft this tailor-made gin. Following careful research and experimentation, a mix of 14 native and exotic plants were chosen, inspired by botanicals present through the ages of the Garden – from its origin as a medical physic garden in 1670 to the present day’s cutting-edge research and conservation work. Six species were handpicked from RBGE’s incredible collection of over 13,000 species of plants from around the world.
Using these handpicked ingredients, they created a unique gin that includes: fennel and sweet cicely, alongside exotic plants such as Piper Leaf, Tasmannia Lanceolata Leaf and Tasmanian Mountain Pepper.
The result is that every 70cl bottle of Edinburgh Gin 1670 contains fresh botanicals grown and handpicked from the RBGE and presented in a beautifully illustrated box with images of the botanicals adorning the pack.
Please see more information on the results of the awards here
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