Stirling Distillery is celebrating the success of its limited-edition gold gin OlympiGIN.
Created to celebrate the Tokyo Games, the gold-flaked gin – made from Stirlingshire nettles and Japanese yuzu – has become the distillery’s most successful product online, with sales 20% higher than any of its other offerings.
A percentage of the profits will be donated to a UK charity supporting young people to achieve their potential through sport.
Gold medal winners from Team GB are being gifted their own celebratory bottle from the limited-edition run of 500.
The family-run distillery, which sits in the shadow of Stirling Castle, was honoured to host Stirling University athlete and gold medal winner Kathleen Dawson when she came to collect her gifted bottle of OlympiGIN in person.
BMX star Bethany Shriever, swimmer James Guy, pentathlete stars Kate French and Joe Choong, equestrian Laura Collett, triathletes Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown, and boxing sensation Lauren Price have all received bottles to mark their success.
With Team GB winning a further 41 gold medals at the Paralympics, stocks are now running low for gin lovers hoping to get their hands on a bottle.
Stirling Distillery owner Cameron McCann commented: “Stirling University is a central training hub for Scottish athletes, so there was huge interest in the Tokyo Games in the local area. We wanted to create a product to celebrate what is undoubtedly the greatest show on earth, and provide athletes and fans with a way to celebrate an incredible summer.”