Chef Gordon Ramsay is launching a gin range with Scottish distillery Eden Mill.
The internationally renowned, multi-Michelin-starred chef and TV personality is making his first step into the UK spirits market with Six Rivers Gin, which will be produced by Eden Mill at its St Andrews distillery.
Ramsay and Eden Mill say the new gin range will push boundaries in craft distilling, using exciting and unusual ingredients from the Scottish larder and around the world.
The first release, Six Rivers: Eden Gin (40.6% ABV), is named after Scotland’s Eden River and inspired by the flavours of Fife. Its botanical bill includes the Scottish honey berry, which grows near St Andrews, and locally harvested mara seaweed.
A bespoke, more sustainable glass bottle has been designed for the Six Rivers range, using 18 per cent less glass than the industry standard.
Ramsay said: “There is a dynamic and vibrant gin industry within the UK. As one of the world’s fastest-growing spirits segments, it’s been clear to me for a while that gin has huge appeal.
“The team at Eden Mill have an innovative approach to the art of distilling. it has been a joy to work with them and I really respect their passion for their craft. We set out to create a narrative from the area around the distillery, to forage ingredients and develop flavours that told a story and I absolutely believe we have done that.”
Paul Miller, co-founder of Eden Mill, said: “It has been an honour to work closely with Gordon to create the Six Rivers collection. His knowledge and understanding of flavour is incomparable, and it has been a real joy bringing our teams together to create a collection of drinks so reflective and personal to his character, tastes and passions.
“We are particularly proud to work with the ingredients from the landscape of our home to create a collaboration gin we can both be proud of. The larder of Fife is one of edible gold, and we’re delighted to be supporting an ecosystem of small independent producers within 15 miles of our climate-positive distillery to gather outstanding ingredients.”
He added: “The Six Rivers range, starting with Eden Gin, is a completely distinctive offering for an already very exciting and vibrant gin market.”
A limited batch of Six Rivers: Eden Gin will be available from selected retailers from October, retailing at £29 for a 70cl bottle.