Gin-maker’s first liqueur

The new Pickering’s gin liqueur

EDINBURGH-based distiller Pickering’s has added a little fruit to its basket with the introduction of its first gin liqueur.

The Pink Grapefruit & Lemongrass liqueur uses the company’s Bombay gin as a base, before the addition of fruit juice and pulp. The fruit was chosen as it is the preferred garnish for the Pickering’s gin and tonic.

The liqueur, which was produced in partnership with Perthshire drinks firm Morrison & Mackay, is said to have notes of lemongrass, cardamom and juniper in addition to the pink grapefruit. The label states that the liqueur is ‘distilled in Edinburgh, blended in Perthshire’.

Pickering’s co-founder, Marcus Pickering, said: “Here at Summerhall Distillery we are all about innovation.

“So, when our loyal fanbase told us they wanted to see some flavoured expressions from Pickering’s we turned to the fruit we know and love best – pink grapefruit.”