Ever fancied doing a bit of arty colouring-in while you sip on your evening G&T? Us too. Fortunately, Scottish producer Tobermory Gin may have the answer with the release of a new colouring book.
The #TobermoryColourGin booklet contains 10 hand-drawn illustrations by artist Lydia Bourhill that are inspired by the distillery’s home, the Hebridean island of Mull – from its famous multicoloured harbour and the dramatic natural landscape to the history of the island’s 220-year-old distillery.
While the popularity of adult colouring books was already on the rise, the UK lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has caused a surge in people taking up arts and crafts hobbies to keep them occupied and entertained at home.
Amy Burns, global marketing manager at Tobermory Distillery, said: “Our colourful home on the island of Mull is ample inspiration for those looking to keep up the enriching, artistic hobbies many have started in lockdown.
“It’s thanks to this nourishing artistic community and the island’s stunning natural beauty that Tobermory Distillery is expressive by nature, and this is reflected in the spirits we craft – whether that is the rich palate of hand-picked botanicals which define our gin or the unique characteristics of our single malts.
“It is this expressive creativity which formed the inspiration for our colouring-in books, designed to let you relax, unwind and unlock your artistic passions over a gin and tonic or a dram of whisky.”
The #TobermoryColourGin booklets can be purchased for £5 with a bottle of Tobermory Gin at www.tobermorydistillery.com.