Brechin based Black Thistle distillery unveils new black shimmer Scottish gin

A gin distillery in Brechin known for its innovative spirits has created a new black shimmer Scottish gin. 

Published 11th Sep 2019
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

The new gin, which is called Black Mist Gin has been created with the three cornerstones of gin; Juniper, Coriander and Angelica Root along with a select few other botanicals.

Designed to stand out, it features a bewitching black shimmer when shaken – which the distillery team say is perfect for exciting cocktails or G & Ts.

Black Thistle Black Shimmer
Picture: Black Thistle Gin

The new gin, which joins Black Thistle's established gin and vodka range and is priced at £37 for 700ml, is a London Dry Gin - unusual for its dramatic colouring - with the brand stating that it works well with a dash of tonic and a generous wedge of lime.

Based in Brechin, in the heart of Angus, Black Thistle create their range of hand crafted and hand bottled spirits on their two bespoke German made copper stills.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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