‘Plum’ing marvellous! Gordon Castle’s Walled Garden in Moray has infused its award-winning botanical gin with home-grown variety plums to create the limited edition 2016 Gordon Castle Plum Gin Liqueur; just in time for Edinburgh ’s Royal Highland Show (RHS) from 23 – 26 June.
With only 150 bottles available, the small-batch gin liqueur will feature highly at the Gordon Castle bar on 13th avenue arcade. Alongside this will be the brand’s other home-grown produce including the award-winning botanical gin, raspberry gin liqueur and apple & pear cider.
Angus Gordon Lennox explains, “As with all of our products, history and heritage is at the heart of our story. The plums that make this liqueur truly unique were developed at Gordon Castle over a century ago when my forbears owned the Estate. I remember as a boy spending the summer months playing in our garden surrounded by 250 espaliered fruit trees and so the fact that we can still produce enough plums to make this limited edition gin liqueur is a credit to the dedicated gardeners who have cared for the land for centuries.”
The Walled Garden, located at Gordon Castle in Fochabers, is one of the largest in the UK and is the ongoing project of Angus Gordon Lennox and wife Zara. When the renovation of the garden began back in 2011 all that remained of the former Victorian garden were the fruit trees and a grass field.
Today, the eight-acre garden is a multi-faceted project acting as both a working garden and a tourist attraction. For the former, the lavender and peppermint botanicals are grown on-site and once ready, carefully picked, blended and patiently distilled to tease out the unique floral notes. For the latter, the attraction encompasses the café that practices a plant, pick, plate ethos; the natural children’s play area and the seasonally adaptive landscape, all of which are open to enjoy daily.
The Gordon Castle Plum Gin Liqueur retails at £29.99 (50cl) (24.2% Abv) and can be purchased online, in-store or at any of the Gordon & MacPhail outlets.
Source: Gordon Castle Scotland
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