Old Curiosity to launch Gin Garden Tours

Colour-changing gin producer The Old Curiosity is preparing to launch Gin Garden Tours, which will offer guests the chance to explore its working botanical garden.

Situated at the Secret Herb Garden at the foot of the Pentland Hills, the Gin Garden boasts more than 1,000 juniper bushes, 500 herbs and flowers, including lemon verbena, geraniums, irises and roses.

Visitors will be able to explore the garden, drying room and see the working still in action. The tour will conclude with a tasting of the colour-changing Secret Garden Range of gins, which currently comprises Apothecary Rose, Lavender and Echinacea, and Chamomile and Cornflower.

Tours will kick off on 23 March, taking place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 1pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets are available from The Old Curiosity website, priced at £15 (US$20) per person.

Hamish Martin, herbologist and founder of The Old Curiosity, said: “This is an entirely unique offering.

“We’re incredibly proud to say that we grow and pick our own botanicals before dying and distilling them to perfection, to obtain that distinctive natural flavour and unbelievable colour change. It’s incredible to see nature in action.

“Everything we do here is done with love, and we’re excited to welcome gin lovers (or those ready to be converted) to see the magic of nature and witness how we use it to create these special gins.”

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