The Four Marys Collection from Linlithgow Distillery was created to celebrate Mary Queen of Scots' four ladies in waiting.
Each gin is named after one of the ladies and each has its own unique flavour profile that was developed to reflect their personality.
The gins are all crafted in small batches in the distillery which is in Linlithgow - the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.
The gift set contains a miniature of each of the gins:
- Zesty Sherbet (46%) - named after Mary Fleming who was known as 'the lively one'. The Zesty Sherbet gin contains classic gin botanicals along with kaffir lime, yuzu, star anise and galangal to create a flavour sensation which will invoke childhood memories of a sherbet fountain!
- Bonny Bramble (40%) - made with classic botanicals as well as raspberry leaf and Scottish brambles which have been hand foraged from around the loch and canal in the town. This was named after Mary Livingston who was known for being a skilled horsewoman who enjoyed outdoor life.
- Forever Fresh (40%) - the extremely refreshing colour changing gin contains eucalyptus, peppermint and verbena and will change colour when mixed with tonic. This is to celebrate Mary Beaton who was forever faithful to the Queen until shed died. However, after the Queen died Mary turned her life around and became a nun.
- Subtly Spiced (40%) - named after Mary Beaton who was the Queen's confidante and advisor. She was gentle and refined in character so the Subtly Spiced gin was designed to provide hints of warm exotic spices without overpowering.
All presented in a presentation gift box.