Monster move for absinthe

Kevin and Lorien Cameron-Ross also produce their own gin at Loch Ness

THE husband and wife team behind a Scottish craft gin have introduced some continental style to their product range with the launch of what’s claimed to be Scotland’s first absinthe.

Loch Ness Absinthe is distilled at the home of Kevin and Lorien Cameron-Ross, on the banks of Loch Ness, using local ingredients including wormwood.

The new product was inspired by a trip to Val-de-Travers in Switzerland, where absinthe was first produced in the late 1700s.

The Loch Ness version of the spirit is bottled at 53% ABV and is ‘blanche’, or white, in colour as opposed to the more common absinthe colour of ‘verte’, or green.

“We felt there was gap in the market for an absinthe blanche in Scotland, a drink I really enjoy, so decided to put the wheels in motion last year and began to research its history and fully understand the craft of creating and distilling it,” said Lorien.