A popular Scottish distillery has announced the return of their limited edition gin which celebrates the work of Robert Burns - just in time for Burns Night on the 25th January.

Award-winning Dunnet Bay Distillers has, once again, released a limited run of “The Lassies Toast” gin, which is inspired by the Moorland tea that Robert Burns is reputed to have enjoyed and is made to a unique recipe designed in-house.

With the “Toast to the Lassies” the traditional way to celebrate the end of the Burns Night meal, this gin has been designed as a change from the raising of a dram of whisky.

It features bilberry leaves, strawberry leaves, heather tops, speedwell and wild thyme, ingredients found in the Moorland tea recipe, all collected locally by Hanna the distillery’s gardener.

After the initial launch in 2016, the distillery has released a small number of bottles each year, making this limited edition gin a sought-after bottling.

This year there are 250 bottles available on their website, priced at £34 per bottle, so be quick if you want to grab a bottle.

Owner and distiller at Dunnet Bay Distiller, Martin Murray said: “The gin is inspired by the Moorland tea that Robert Burns is reputed to have enjoyed and is made to a unique recipe designed in-house.”

The Scottish Gin Society say the gin is: “full of delicious herbaceous elements with wonderful citrus notes shining through, and a heady thyme aroma on the nose.”

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