CRABBIE’S is celebrating the Six Nations with the launch of two special edition gins.
The expressions, Crabbie’s Jack and George, are named after the grandsons of the brand’s founder, John Crabbie, who both played rugby for Scotland in the early 20th century.
Distilled with juniper, ginger, Angelica, coriander, Scottish raspberry, orange peel, lemon peel, cassia bark, orris root, liquorice root, and grains of paradise, Jack Crabbie gin is recommended to be served with a light tonic and garnished with raspberries and lemon peel.
Described as a “citrus forward London dry gin,” George Crabbie gin is infused with juniper, ginger, Angelica, coriander, Scottish raspberry, orange peel, lemon peel, cassia bark, orris root, liquorice root, and grains of paradise.
Botted at 40.2% ABV, the new expressions are based on the original Crabbie’s 1837 Gin recipe.
Toni Blackhurst, head of group marketing and sponsorship of Scottish Rugby, said: “Crabbie’s are a great partner of Scottish Rugby and we are delighted to be launching two fantastic new gins with them, fondly named after two Scotland capped players; George Crabbie and Jack Crabbie.”
The spirit brand, which is owned by Halewood Wines and Spirits, signed a three-year deal with Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby last year.