Edinburgh Gin launches 'gin safe' personalised game

Edinburgh Gin has launched a limited-edition gin safe that transforms a gift into a personalised game, making a perfect present for gin loving escape room fans.

Published 4th Dec 2019
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Exclusively available via the Edinburgh Gin website, each gin safe is a hand-crafted, clear box that arrives with a 70cl Edinburgh Gin bottle inside - either Classic, Rhubarb & Ginger, Lemon & Jasmine or Bramble & Honey.

But in a fun twist, the delicious contents are firmly padlocked within. The only way to open the box is to solve a cryptic clue, which will reveal the combination to get inside.

Like an escape room in reverse - but for gin - each box has a secret code known only to its makers, meaning it's impossible to cheat.

Once the secret combination has been discovered, the box can become a permanent 'gin safe', keeping goodies secure and allowing its owner to decide how much of their wondrous gift they’d like to share (if at all).

The limited-edition boxes have been released to coincide with the brand's new 'Filled with Wonder' campaign, which tells the story of Edinburgh Gin’s imaginative and carefully considered approach to gin-making.

The advert, which aired for the first time on the 3rd December, creatively re-imagines the taste of their signature Rhubarb & Ginger gin; transporting its audience through changing perspectives in its hometown city of Edinburgh.

Says said Neil Mowat, UK Marketing Director of Edinburgh Gin: “Imagination is in our DNA. Since we pioneered Rhubarb & Ginger over five years ago, we’ve continued to create combinations of natural flavours that are sophisticated, sometimes surprising, but always filled with wonder.

"Given Christmas is the most wonder-filled time of the year, we wanted to bring some of ourown distinctive magic to the concept of gift wrapping with our gin safes. Designed with the ultimate gin fan in mind, they’ll be able to see the reward that’s waiting for them, but they’ll need to have a little fun first to unlock the wonder within.”

Gin is now the U.K.’s most popular spirit with more than a quarter of the population buying gin and gin liqueurs in the 12 months to June 2019 - helping to create an industry worth £2.2bn. Edinburgh Gin has played a key role in defining the market and currently has 3 of the top 8 best-selling flavoured gin products.

Three new, full-strength flavour extensions from its multi-award-winning distillery have been released in the past year, including Rhubarb & Ginger, Lemon & Jasmine and Bramble & Honey, each of which combine their own balanced natural flavours with the juniper-forward profile of a classic gin (all are 40% ABV, 70cl and have a RRP of £28).

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The limited-edition gin-safes, which contain a 70cl bottle of Edinburgh Gin, are priced at £50 and are available now from the Edinburgh Gin website.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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