ONCE UPON A TIME...
"Something Old, Something New, Somthing Borrowed...
Initially a Limited Edition release of 150 bottles, Something Blue was first created by Colin & Jessica McLean to commemorate their marriage on 2nd June 2018.
Following its release, Something Blue has received high praise from guests, customers and critics alike, with its excellence solidified by it's nomination for 2018’s Scottish Gin Awards (category: Speciality Gin of the Year).
By popular demand, Something Blue returns as a permanent addition to the already-diverse range of spirits produced by McLean’s Gin.
Bottled at a modest 39.4% alcohol by volume, Something Blue is hand-crafted from 100% triple-distilled neutral spirit, fresh spring water and McLean’s carefully selected range of 8 botanicals; several of which remain a closely-guarded secret.
The focus of Something Blue is clearly on the makers’ 2 favourite; rather exotic botanicals; the Tonka Bean (Fair Trade, Panama) and the Buchu Leaf (South Africa; “Buchu” translating to “Good Fragrance”).
This extraordinary gin carries suggestions of summer fruits, mint, caramel and vanilla, with complex, herbaceous undertones. Smooth and intriguing enough to savour neat; bold enough to stand up to any premium tonic or mixer of choice. Juniper is present – however, does not dominate – adding versatility to the gin and opening the spirit up to a wider audience, including those who may not be gin lovers traditionally.
The spirit’s delicate blue complexion transforms to a subtle pink blush with the addition of tonic, adding to both the mystery and romance of McLean’s proudest creation.