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Set in the Scottish Highlands, taking its inspiration from Celtic tradition, Caorunn reinvents gin by combining hand distillation techniques with locally sourced botanicals. The perfect marriage of the traditional and the contemporary, creating a true modern classic.
In 2012 Caorunn Gin launched a worldwide search for a Caorunn Storytellers who could create an amazing, original Caorunn drink and tell us the story behind it. See the results below!
Caorunn Gin is delighted to announce that 25-year-old bartender Iain Griffiths, from Edinburgh’s Bramble Bar, has been crowned the winner of innovative global cocktail competition - Caorunn Storytellers 2012.
Caorunn Gin challenged the world’s bartenders to create a new Caorunn cocktail and showcase the story behind it. The standard was dazzling throughout, with bartenders taking inspiration from Caorunn’s Scottish Story and Celtic botanicals to create a modern drink inspired by the classic cocktails of the past.
There were four regional finalists from four countries.
The regional finalists were invited to an all expenses paid trip to Scotland, culminating in the Grand Final in Edinburgh.
The judging panel were dazzled by Iain’s exceptional cocktail – ‘The Damson Chamber’. To create the drink he used a mixture of ingredients, including an unusual combination of damson berries steamed with juniper and rowan berry. Iain was inspired by the smells of both Balmenach Distillery and early mornings in Edinburgh, which he said were a mixture of breweries and mist and the perfect combination for a walk home after a late shift at Bramble.
Iain Griffiths took home a cash prize of £1,500, as well as being honoured with the esteemed title of Caorunn Global Storyteller 2012, with his winning drink being promoted worldwide as a signature Caorunn cocktail.