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Whitetail Gin launches range of liqueurs in time for Christmas

The team at Whitetail Gin have recently launched a range of gin liqueurs.

Published: November 9, 2020
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The new Whitetail Gin liqueurs, all bottled at 22% abv, include Ginger, Vanilla & Rhubarb, Aqua Mint & Lime, Lemon Balm & Elderflower, Late Summer Berry and Pink Grapefruit & Rosemary.

According to the distillery, the new expressions have received a “heavy surge of orders in the lead up to Christmas” including a 55 store deal with the Co-op in Scotland.

The liqueurs are created using the brand’s Whitetail Gin which is then infused with botanicals and unusual flavours from their estate on the Isle of Mull.

The liqueurs are then bottled at Whitetail’s family-owned distillery, which is Mull’s first distillery in over 230 years.

The flavours

The Aqua Mint and Lime Liqueur features Mentha Aquatica (Water Mint) compressed with lime peels which creates a “fresh and clean Mojito style”.

The team recommended drinking it neat with ice as a post-dinner accompaniment.

The Ginger, Vanilla and Rhubarb Gin Liqueur includes home-grown Victorian rhubarb which is compressed with stem ginger and a hint of Madagascan Vanilla which is “perfect splashed into an ice-cold champagne or prosecco”.

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The Lemon-Balm and Elderflower Gin Liqueur utilises hand-picked Elderflower combined with kitchen-garden lemon-balm to “subtly sharpen the edges” of this liqueur which is “bright, light and sweet”.

The Late Summer-Berry Gin Liqueur takes advantage of the abundance of berries on the brand’s island- estate to create this autumnal creation.

The team say that this liqueur is “utterly delicious” mixed with champagne or prosecco.

Commenting on the range, Jamie Munro, director at Whitetail Gin said: “Our new liqueurs are a really exciting product range for Whitetail Gin.

“Like Whitetail Gin, our liqueurs highlight quality and attention to detail, with a focus on botanicals and flavours that are available to us at our island home.

"Our liqueur range is headed up by my mother who creates and develops the flavours herself utilising her previous experience as an award-winning chef.”

Kevin Buchan, Co-op local sourcing buying manager, Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with local distillers like Whitetail, Co-op is all about connecting communities, making a difference and creating value locally.”

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Where to buy

The Liqueurs will retail at £20 for a 500ml bottle and are available now on Whitetail’s website, along with retailers and outlets throughout the UK.

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