Something new, something blue

LEITH-based craft producer Firkin Gin has released a colourful new small-batch gin.

Firkin Blue is the result of a collaboration between Firkin and scientists from Scottish Bioenergy, which produces natural blue food colourant, phycocyanin.

Firkin Blue is said to contain all the characteristics of a traditional classic dry gin, with the addition of the colourant.

Derek Mair, of Firkin Gin, which was established in 2015 under the Gleann Mor Spirits Company, said: “It is an interesting direction for us but we have never been known to shy away from the unusual and present breakthrough products to the market.”