Pickering's Gin launches range of oak-aged tipples

Craft gin distiller Pickering's today launches a collection of oak-aged gins, matured in single malt whisky casks, hand-picked from distilleries in five of Scotland's distinct whisky regions.

Marcus Pickering raises a glass to the distiller's range of oak-aged gins. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Based at Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh, the firm, co-founded by Marcus Pickering and Matt Gammell, has created a special marriage between two of Scotland’s best-loved spirits, by ageing its award-winning gin in casks from Islay, Speyside, the Lowlands, Islands and the Highlands.

The gin is aged in one cask from each of the five regions at a time and each cask yields just 200 bottles of oak aged gin. Pickering’s Gin is based on an original Bombay recipe dating from 1947.

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Pickering said: “Scouring the length and breadth of Scotland to find the perfect whisky casks was a tough gig, but someone had to do it. We eventually identified five of the best casks to create our oak aged expressions, helping us to craft five gins which are undoubtedly different.”

Gammell added: “With gin, there’s endless pleasure to be had experimenting with new flavours, serves and cocktails. Our latest offering of oak-aged gin is truly a different way to experience gin, and to explore the world of Scotch whisky for spirit lovers the world over.”