Lavender & Echinacea Gin, 39% ABV


Old Curiosity, Edinburgh

This gin has an unusual slightly savoury, herbal blend of lavender, echinacea and a hint of pepper to finish. To add to the intrigue it also changes colour when tonic water is added!


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Naturally colour changing gin

The distillery herb garden is home to over 600 varieties of flowers  & herbs

The range of gin flavours are created by owner, Hamish, a keen herbologist

Our Insights

The completely natural, vibrant blue of this gin attracts a lot of attention in the shop, but the flavour is what really sells it. We are big fans of herbologist Hamish & his wife Liberty who have taken their dedication to pure, quality products to the next level. The Old Curiosity Team grow, harvest & dry all the herbs and flowers used in their gin range and are regularly dreaming up new, unique & interesting flavour combinations.

From the Distiller

The backbone for this gin is Juniper and Coriander where the seeds and berries are lightly crushed, Angelica Root and the subtler flavours of the Angelica Leaf are used in conjunction with Winter Savory – a plant not dissimilar to Rosemary but with more subtle notes. These four botanicals offer a smooth, elegant, and light base gin to which we add freshly distilled Lavender providing a soothing aroma and a slightly sweet and floral taste. The Echinacea Flower is beautifully floral in taste and aroma which complements the lavender perfectly, resulting in an amazingly well-balanced gin with a romantic deep purple colour.

Perfect serve

The flavour of the lavender is so perfectly balanced we recommend enjoying with a light, classic tonic water or to add a slightly more floral note, elderflower tonic is a nice complementary flavour.

The Old Curiosity Distillery

Edinburgh, Scotland

Hamish Martin is a wine merchant turned herbologist who bought a derelict plot of land in the Pentlands in 2012 with his wife, Liberty. They cultivated this land into a secret herb garden with over 600 naturally grown and tendered herbs, with a café and arts centre on site. In 2016, Hamish began experimenting with a still, his hand grown herbs and gin. By accident, he discovered the magic of nature – a colour changing gin! From that, the Old Curiosity Distillery was established in 2017, offering a core range of subtly flavoured gins as well as monthly special edition.

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