Castle Rock Has Spirit!
We have bottled nearly 1000 years of history and are delighted to introduce our first ever Edinburgh Castle Gin! Inspired by the castle’s spring landscape, with gorse rising up Castle Rock, the vibrant yellow petals are used as one of the predominant botanicals and are distilled with yuzu, pink pepper and pink grapefruit in this small batched gin, made in partnership with the multi-award-winning local distiller Edinburgh Gin.
To celebrate the launch, we are excited to share the perfect serve and two very special cocktails for you to enjoy. You can purchase our Edinburgh Castle Gin from the Historic Environment Scotland online shop, as well as in our castle shops.
Please note that these drinks are definitely one for only the adults to try…
The Crown Jewel
25ml grapefruit juice
2 bar spoons of slight lavender infused sugar syrup
1 egg white
Dry shake all ingredients together, then shake with ice and double strain into a coupette. Garnish with handpicked heather (if possible from the castle hill) snibbed to the side.
Hint: If you don’t have sugar syrup, you can make it at home! All you need is 300grams of caster sugar and 150ml of water. Gather your ingredients and bring the water to boil in a pan. Dissolve the sugar in the water, stirring constantly over a low heat. Once the sugar is completely dissolved allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, allow to cool and thicken, then add to a container. You can now enjoy using it in your Edinburgh Castle Gin cocktails!
On The Rocks With A Twist
3 blades of tarragon
1 bar spoon brown sugar
50ml yuzu juice
Mediterranean tonic water
Muddle the tarragon and sugar, add gin and yuzu in a glass. Stir to mix. Top with ice and tonic.
Garnish with fresh grapefruit twist and tarragon leaf.
A Perfect Serve
Enjoy our Edinburgh Castle Gin on the rocks with a splash of Mediterranean tonic. Garnish with a grapefruit twist for added zing.