High five for new gin bottle

Caorunn was first launched in 2009

FIVE Speyside botanicals used in Scottish gin Caorunn underpin the new-look bottle for the spirit.

The pentagonal shape and five-pointed asterisk base – features of the bottle since Caorunn was first launched in 2009 – have been retained and “redefined” to create a “contemporary edge”; while contemporary labelling techniques are said to have been used to add raised gloss varnishing and profile the five-point red asterisk, which now sits at the top of the bottle; the signature of Caorunn gin master, Simon Buley, is also featured on the new-look bottle.

He said the new design is intended to represent the five botanicals which surround Caorunn’s home at Balmenach Distillery in Speyside: coul blush apple, heather, dandelion, bog myrtle and rowan berry.

“I am proud to see Caorunn showcased within such an exquisite bottle,” he said.

“The design has taken into consideration the Celtic botanicals foraged on the hills around Balmenach Distillery and how Caorunn is infused in the world’s only working copper berry chamber. The care and attention of the spirit and bottle sets Caorunn apart.”

The launch of the new-look bottle comes after Caorunn parent company Inver House Distillers confirmed work is underway on a £3 million biogas project at Balmenach Distillery, which will “significantly” reduce its carbon footprint.