Precision Spirits: the two young chemical engineers behind new Edinburgh drinks company

Luke Cochrane and Guy Wardrop are the young chemical engineers behind new Edinburgh-based drinks company and distillery, Precision Spirits.

Engineers behind new drinks company and distillery, Precision Spirits, look to cut through Scotland's saturated gin market with their new premium gin spritzer hoping to appeal to gin lovers looking for new flavours and innovative offerings from RTDs.

The duo have unveiled their first beverage on the market in the form of the Peace Lovin’ Decoy, available in a 250ml can at 4.0% ABV, which builds on the popularity of ready to drink (RTD) gin tins with a more upmarket, refreshing offering.

Featuring Precision’s own distilled craft gin and homemade lemonade, the Peace Lovin’ Decoy presents top notes of strawberry and clementine with a herbal finish, blending the fruity appeal of ciders and IPAs with a low calorie, less sugary gin spritzer.

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Having first created plans for Precision Spirits in 2018 – when Scotland’s gin boom was at its peak – Luke and Guy sought to cut through a saturated market with a more creative RTD gin beverage that delivered on both quality and accessibility for a growing audience of gin lovers, and allowed them to use their skills in distilling and engineering to fill this gap in the market.

Co-founder of Precision Spirits, Luke said: "Once we both realised that neither of us particularly wanted to go into the classic 9-5 grind (at least not right away) we set out to find something that we could work on.”

He continued: “As students we obviously know a lot about alcohol and combining that with our chemical engineering knowledge we knew how to make it. Our aim was to try and address our main gripes with the alcohol industry and show that we could do things a different way."

With another flavour due to hit the market in Spring, Luke added that the mission of Precision spirits was simply “to create craft beer aesthetic without the cult-like mentality, the flavourful nature of the fruity cider market without the ridiculous sweetness and sugar content, and the artisan, craft nature of gin without the pretentiousness associated with it.”

To order the Peace Lovin Decoy and find out more, visit Precision’s website here.

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