Pickering's Original Gin

Pickering's Original Gin

70cl | 42% ABV | Scotland

Pickering’s Gin is based on an original Bombay recipe, dating from 17 July 1947. Kept as a family secret for over 66 years, it only resurfaced when they began distilling at Summerhall in Edinburgh.

With cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, anise and cloves, there's a hearty spice to the gin, but with a strong juniper soul and a bright addition of lime and lemon that makes it perfectly balanced. Add a slice of pink grapefruit in a G&T.

Key Flavours

"The fresh, crisp pine notes from the juniper are upfront on the nose. To taste, small citrus notes kick it off, but it’s the core gin trio (juniper, coriander seed and angelica) of flavours that take over. Fennel and anise loom in the background."

About this product

Once they have carefully prepared and measured the botanicals, they add them to the grain spirit in the stills. Here the ingredients enjoy a slow luxurious simmer, which coaxes out their subtle, soft, highly drinkable flavours.

Pickering's was founded by Matt Gammell and Marcus Pickering, who have been friends and business partners for years, with backgrounds in engineering, furniture restoration and property renovation.

Founded in 2013, Summerhall Distillery was the first exclusive gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. It stands in the middle of what was once the old Royal (Dick) Veterinary School and animal hospital.

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