A festive tipple from Scotland’s larder

Aelder gin

THE makers of a new liqueur are hoping they can tempt drinkers away from gin this Christmas with something a bit different.

Handcrafted in small batches, Aelder infuses wild Scottish elderberries with a host of Scottish botanicals and spices before blending with young Scottish whisky.

Presented in a black ceramic bottle, Aelder is a sophisticated drink based on an age-old recipe with a contemporary twist, using produce from Scotland’s natural wild larder.

Five years in development, Aelder was finally launched last November and has an ABV of 17%, with an RRP of £25 – £28 per 500ml.