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Stirling Distillery launch limited edition OlympiGIN gold gin

A new gin celebrating the Olympics has been released.

Published: July 22, 2021
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Stirling Distillery has announced the launch of a limited edition gold gin named OlympiGIN in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics which start on 23 July.

This specially created gold-flaked gin is made from Stirlingshire nettles and Japanese yuzu, which are expertly blended to create the spirit.

The gin will be limited to 500 bottles and sent to British and Northern Irish Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners from the Games, with leftovers being sold to gin fans.

Created in their historic distillery, sat in the shadow of Stirling Castle, the Olymipgin is the creation of new head distiller Lisa Matthews and the eye catching bottle was designed by Scottish graphic designer Megan Raine.

A percentage of the profits from the sale will be donated to sports charity Sported. This UK wide charity promotes fairness and equity for young people through grassroot sport and physical activity.

The family run business has had great success with their virtual drink experiences over the past year with online sales increasing by 250 per cent.

When Covid-19 hit in March 2020, the Stirling distillery tour, shop and gin school were all temporarily closed so the business had to rethink its approach.

Founders June and Cameron McCann decided to create a virtual drinks package, a virtual distillery tour and offer live Zoom tastings for those who wanted a way of connecting with friends, family or colleagues.

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Having already launched three new products over the past year - Stirling Pink Gin, the Sons of Scotland whisky range and the popular Tropical Triumph liqueur - the distillery are hoping this limited edition gold gin will be the drink of choice for gin enthusiasts when toasting the achievements of Olympic athletes.

Find out more about Stirling Distillery and their collections here.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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