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October 21, 2019

As part of the celebrations marking the move, InterContinental Edinburgh - The George has launched a new signature gin called Number Nineteen.

It is not uncommon for the larger hotels in Edinburgh to have their own exclusive gin brand. However, as far as we know, InterContinental Edinburgh - The George is the first to have not one but two signature gin brands.

Number Ninteteen is the hotel's second signature gin.

Number Ninteteen is the hotel's second signature gin.

Number Nineteen has been created in collaboration with the independent Scottish distillery, The OROGin Distilling Company. It joins the hotel's No. 25 gin which launched back in 2017. 

The hotel's address is 19-25 George Street and the gin's label features an old map of the street in Edinburgh's New Town.

The new gin features an exclusive botanical recipe that has been entirely designed and distilled with gin experts from both the hotel and the distillery.

Referred to as a Scottish Dry Gin, Nineteen has a fresh bright note thanks to a blend of fifteen botanicals from around the globe.

Macedonian juniper plus Italian and Moroccan coriander sit alongside cassia from the Far East, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, citrus from Spain and a rare green cardamom from Guatemala. Fresh notes come from lemon verbena, Thai lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves.

Three-course brunch

Brunch at the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen is always a treat.

Brunch at the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen is always a treat.

The mixologists at the hotel's Printing Press Bar & Kitchen (main pic) recommend that the new gin is served with Fever Tree Tonic and a simple orange garnish.

You might want to sample one while warming up for brunch at the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen.

Served on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3.30pm, it is priced at £28 for three courses including a glass of Prosecco.

The menu focuses on brunch classics, peppered with produce from Scotland’s natural larder. Think along the lines of
poached Peterhead smoked haddock kedgeree with cauliflower pakora and crispy duck egg or the hot-smoked Scottish salmon with sourdough, chopped free-range egg, Orkney brown crab mayonnaise and caviar.

Of course, you can book a table at The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen via 5pm.