Dunnet Bay toasts Burns Night with gin release

10th January, 2017 by Annie Hayes

The UK’s most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay, has released The Lassies Toast Gin in celebration of Burns Night on 25 January.

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The Lassies Toast gin is inspired by Moorland tea

Named to honour the traditional ‘Toast to the Lassies’ occasion – a formal speech made at the end of the Burns Night meal – each limited edition expression is hand signed, numbered and sealed at the distillery.

The Lassies Toast is inspired by Moorland tea, a traditional brew from the Scottish Highlands and Islands which is reputed to have been a favourite of Robert Burns.

The recipe features bilberry leaves, strawberry leaves, heather tops, speedwell and wild thyme; ingredients found in the Moorland tea recipe.

The Lassies Toast Gin will be available exclusively on the Dunnet Bay Distillery website from 13 January for £34.

Last year, bartending icon Ryan Chetiyawardana delved into Lagavulin’s archives to create a cocktail in celebration of the occasion.

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