Old Curiosity Gin

Curious colour changing gin!

Whether you’re celebrating World Gin Day or simply ‘just because’ (an excuse for gin is never required) then check out the newest and coolest kids on the craft booze block - Old Curiosity Gin.

In 2012, co-founder Hamish Martin and his wife Liberty bought a derelict plot of land on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and it was there that they laid the roots of their so-called Secret Herb Garden. Hamish, a wine merchant, began to pursue his lifelong passion for plants by gaining a Herbology Diploma and alongside Liberty’s passion for all things vintage the overgrown lowlands became an award-winning herb nursery, local arts centre, shop and café.

The Secret Herb Garden now has over 600 naturally grown and tendered varieties of herbs, and in 2016 Steve Ross joined as a volunteer to learn more about the incredible powers of herbs. Steve also happened to own a successful bar in South London and had spent two decades working within the events industry and as a mixologist. And so, with over 50 years combined experience in the drinks trade and a joint passion for creating unique tipples from gloriously natural ingredients, herbologist Hamish and a mixologist Steve began experimenting…

Hamish Steve

Old Curioisty Gin

Curiosity Gin

With their love of herbs and botanicals combined with their knowledge of fine spirits Old Curiosity Gin  was born – a selection of unique spirits that harness the wonderful abilities of natural botanicals. And gin, of course. At The Secret Herb Garden, Hamish and Steve grow, pick, dry, and infuse all of their glorious herbs by hand, ensuring that they are 100% natural.

The Secret Garden Range – which is the UK’s first completely natural gin - includes three enchanting combinations of hand-grown, picked and infused botanicals; the pretty-in-pink Apothecary Rose Gin is inspired by tinctures and tonics from eras gone by; it has a subtle summery fragrance and naturally floral flavour. The striking and baby blue Chamomile and Cornflower Gin is an infusion of pure cornflower pigments with delicate notes of the chamomile flower – it is a calming tincture that embodies the magic of nature. And finally, the purple-powered Lavender and Echinacea gin is a beautiful tipple that combines the restorative qualities of lavender with the medicinal powers of echinacea. Deliciously soothing.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – each Secret Garden Gin changes colour when you mix it with tonic! Magic.

Our Verdict:

A sensationally stylish summer tipple that will delight your guests 


£35.95 per bottle. Miniature gift set £22.50 

Where you can buy it:

The Old Curiosity 



Posted in The Notebook

by Notebook
on on 09 June 2018

  gin and tonic, gin bar, mobile gin bar

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