The gin market continues to grow at a rate of knots with new, premium, boutique brands launching into the market on a weekly basis. One particular brand that has come to our attention is the delicious Caorunn, from bonnie Scotland.
The name Caorunn originates from the Gaelic name for rowan berry, which grows wild in the impressive Scottish countryside. The rowan berry is handpicked and infused along with four other Scottish botanicals to create the gin. The Scottish ingredients also inspire the modern and elegant bottle, which has five sides to represent the five botanicals including dandelion, heather, Coul blush apple, bog myrtle and rowan berry along with six traditional gin botanicals and natural Scottish water. Fresh and floral on the nose, this gin is clean, sweet, full-bodied and aromatic with a long-lasting dry and crisp finish.
If you enjoy your gin then Caorunn is definitely one to have in the collection. Here are a couple of delicious cocktail recipes we wanted to share with you. Now don’t say we never give you anything!
Blush Apple Martini – serves one
• 50ml Caorunn Gin
• 40ml Pressed apple juice
• 20ml Lemon juice
• 10ml Gomme syrup
Method: Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake and serve in a coupette glass. Garnish with three raspberries on a skewer – a fresh and delicious fruity martini
Mackintosh Rose – serves four
• 150ml Caorunn Gin
• 75ml Chambord
• 325ml Cranberry or raspberry juice
• 350ml tonic
• 27 drops Fee lemon bitters
Method: Shake all ingredients together except the tonic and strain over cubed ice into a highball glass. Top with tonic, twist in the juice of a lemon wedge and use to garnish – a sweet, sour and sophisticated drink that’s perfect to serve in warm weather!
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