Ben Lomond Gin has released its first flavoured gins: Raspberry & Elderflower and Blackberry & Gooseberry
Ben Lomond’s new Infused Gin’s are the latest creations from the distillery. The gins are inspired by the beauty of Ben Lomond, with the team working with a local forager to draw inspiration from their surroundings.
Raspberry & Elderflower Gin (38% ABV, £23.50) boasts natural berry essences, offering a sweet and herby floral flavour. The Blackberry & Gooseberry Gin (38% ABV, £23.50) is a combination of two berries which pair beautifully with each other, offering a sweet yet zesty flavour; the succulent blackberries are balanced with the sharp, tangy flavour of gooseberries.
The two distinct flavours are a nod to the unique flora, fauna and scenery of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and work beautifully to create alternatives to a classic Gin & Tonic, are perfect for experimenting with cocktail making or can simply be enjoyed over ice.
John Grieveson, CMO of Loch Lomond Group, which produces Ben Lomond Gin, said:
“Loch Lomond and The Trossachs is renowned as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK and we spent a long time crafting these unique spirits to reflect this stunning area.
“The flavoured gin trend shows no sign of abating across the UK and with summer around the corner, creation of these striking new spirits made perfect sense. The Raspberry & Elderflower and Blackberry & Gooseberry Gin’s are crafted using the original Ben Lomond Premium Gin as a base, guaranteeing a high-quality product while simultaneously allowing consumers to enjoy increasingly popular flavoured gins.
“Both can be enjoyed over ice, with tonic or shaken in a cocktail and would be the perfect addition to any gin lover’s collection.”
Raspberry and Elderflower Spritz
Fill a highball with ice and frozen raspberries
Pour in 50ml of Ben Lomond Raspberry & Elderflower Gin
Add 75ml lemonade
Top with 75ml Prosecco or Cava
Garnish with a lime peel
Pour 35ml of Raspberry & Elderflower Gin into a rocks glass
Add 10ml Sweet Vermouth and 10ml Aperol
Add cubed ice and stir well
Garnish with a grapefruit wedge or edible flower
Ben Lomond Smash
Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice
Pour 50ml of Ben Lomond Blackberry & Gooseberry Gin
Add 15ml squeezed lemon juice
Top with 10ml honey syrup (equal parts honey and boiled water) and stir together
Garnish with fresh mint leaves and blackberries