Summerhall Distillery – the first gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Their gin, based on an original Bombay recipe and kept secret since 1947, Pickering’s is a spectacularly smooth and flavoursome gin.
This multi award winning, marvellously mixed gin is hand crafted at Summerhall Distillery – the first gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years.
Pickering’s gin is based on an original Bombay recipe, handwritten on a fragment of paper dated 17 July 1947. Kept as a family secret for over 66 years, it only resurfaced in 2013 when we (Matt and Marcus) began distilling at Summerhall.
We have now fine-tuned the recipe, perfecting its balance of botanicals and tweaking it to the contemporary palate. The result is a spectacularly smooth, refreshing and flavoursome gin.
The 9 botanicals – juniper, coriander, cardamom, angelica, fennel, anise, lemon, lime and cloves – are carefully measured and added to the grain spirit in a 500 litre copper still. Named Gert.
A PERFECTLY POURED PICKERING’S & TONIC
Pickering’s is so smooth you can actually have a shot of it neat. But it also makes a cracking G&T. We recommend:
– Thin-rimmed highball glass
– 50ml (double measure) Pickering’s Gin
– 150ml tonic – Fever Tree Tonic Water
– 4 medium Pickering’s and Tonic ice cubes – so your G&T doesn’t dilute as you drink it
– Fresh lemongrass, quartered and split OR a segment of fresh pink grapefruit