Edinburgh Gin has recently collaborated with Phoebe Waller-Bridge to create a limited-edition bottle that tells the inside story of Fleabag, her iconic one-woman-show-turned-TV-series.
The gin sold out at pre-sale, but is now available to buy in-store from Edinburgh Gin’s flagship pop-up shop on Frederick Street – just in time for the Fringe festivities to kick off.
Specially screen-printed, the hand-drawn illustration features Phoebe looking into an Edinburgh night sky.
Designed by her and filled with hidden details, the bottle captures her Fleabag story – and the role of Edinburgh in making it all happen.
She first performed Fleabag at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013, leading to rave reviews, her breakthrough moment and global recognition.
Amongst city streets, the spot-lit solitary chair Phoebe would use to perform on stage is painted on the glass, as well as the bittersweet exchange from Fleabag’s final scenes. “I Love You” is handwritten by Phoebe, whilst “It’ll Pass” has been penned by Andrew Scott, the celebrated actor who played the character of Hot Priest, Fleabag’s complicated love interest.
The bottles are filled with the distillery’s Classic London Dry gin, which has botanicals such as pinebuds, lavender, mulberries and citrus.
Actress, writer and producer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge said: “Gin and theatre are my two great loves.
"We wanted this bottle to capture a glimpse of Edinburgh in all her mystery and wonder, through the eyes of Fleabag who found her first home there.
“I hope every purchase inspires outrageous and creative conversations over ice while bringing the beloved Fringe festival back to life.
"It’s important to add that Andrew Scott hand wrote a message on the bottle. If that isn’t incentive enough to hunt one down and hold it against your cheek, I don’t know what is.”
All profits from sales will contribute to the arts’ recovery by creating subsidies that will help the next generation of talent to return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022. More than £150,000 is hoped to be raised.
With a very limited run of bottles, fans are being asked to act fast to get their hands on them before they sell out.
The bottles, priced at £48, are available to buy exclusively from Edinburgh Gin’s pop-up store (48A Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EX) , or online.