Gin distilled with Scottish grown tea launched
Limited edition Grower’s Edition, Broich Single Estate Gin now available to pre-order.
The world’s first gin to be distilled with Scottish tea, using the leaves of tea plants grown and nurtured in Scotland, is to be launched this summer.
The Teasmith Grower’s Edition, Broich Single Estate Gin has been created by husband and wife team Nick and Emma Smalley from Udny Green in Aberdeenshire, who launched their original product in 2016.
Pre-orders are being taken now for the batch of just 1,000 bottles, which has been distilled with Broich tea leaves to create delicate notes of honey and apple.
These are handpicked from tea plants grown at Broich tea garden on the banks of the River Earnin Crieff, Perthshire, by a grower in the Tea Gardens of Scotland group.
More limited Grower’s Edition batches are planned for the coming months, using other teas produced by Scottish growers in other parts of the country.
The original Teasmith Gin is distilled with handpicked black loose-leaf Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka.
Nick Smalley said: “Ever since we created The Teasmith Gin in 2016, we’ve wanted to develop a gin product which features Scottish tea, but we’ve struggled to find a supplier due to low production levels in Scotland caused by difficult growing conditions. The work of Tea Gardens of Scotland is really innovative and exciting for us. We’re pleased to get access to the first batch of tea made in The Scottish Tea Factory, allowing us to create this truly unique and special gin.”
The tea leaves are then distilled with juniper, coriander seeds and orange peel plus lemongrass, fresh apples, local honey, almonds and cinnamon.
The Teasmith Grower’s Edition, Broich Single Estate Gin will be available to buy online, priced at £35 for a 50cl bottle or £59.50 for a collectable Distiller’s Flush edition, as well as at selected retailers including Aberdeen Whisky Shop and Inverurie Whisky Shop.
For more information and to find out where you can buy The Teasmith Gin please visit: www.teasmithgin.com
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