This multi-award winning, marvelously mixed gin is hand crafted at Summerhall Distillery – the first exclusive gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Based on an original Bombay recipe, kept secret since 1947, Pickering’s comes in three delicious bottlings as well as the occasional limited edition. All of them spectacularly smooth and beautifully balanced.
Pickering’s Gin Portfolio
Pickering’s Gin is based on an old 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 the distillers began at Summerhall, right in the heart of Edinburgh.
By the time the gin launched in 2014, the recipe had been fine-tuned, perfecting the balance of botanicals and tweaking it to the contemporary palate. The result is a spectacularly smooth, refreshing and flavorsome gin.
Pickering’s Gin Navy Strength
In 2014, Pickering’s became the official gin sponsor of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. To mark the occasion, they released a Naval Strength edition, also affectionately known as the bearskin gin. Navy strength is so called because you can still fire your gunpowder if you spill your drink on it. Or as Pickering’s likes to say, you get more bang for your buck.
Pickering’s Original 1947
This edition is made precisely to the original recipe, as it was written down in Mount Mary, Bombay, in 1947. Here the botanical mix includes cinnamon adds a decidedly warming and spicy kick to the spirit. There are 1,000 very limited editions of 1947 to celebrate The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015, featuring individual batch numbers, a special cartouche and neck tag.