With today (Thursday) marking the Glorious Twelfth, what could be more appropriate than the launch of the very latest gin, designed especially for shoots – the aptly named Twelve Bore.
Celebrate the start of season in style and raise a glass to our nation of gamekeepers who, each year, all year, work tirelessly to conserve our wild game species and protect the habitat in which they live.
Twelve Bore is an exquisitely complex gin distilled at an explosive 45 per cent, incorporating the finest homegrown ingredients and produced in rural Lancashire.
As soon as the cork is extracted you are hit with powerful citrus aromas of fresh orange zest. A stunningly smooth mouth feel, juniper forward with a strong punch of orange, it’s delicate but certainly present notes of fresh ginger at the finish.
Perfect as a G&T, it also pairs superbly with ginger ale and, for those cooler days out on the peg, try adding a splash of hot water and a teaspoon of honey for the most warming hip flask treat.
Make sure you try it out at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair next month and order some in time for the start of your shoot season.