October 1st sees this year’s International Scottish Gin Day and we are celebrating with MasterChef Finalist and top restaurateur Dean Banks’ very own Lunun Gin. Launched in October 2019 by Chef Dean Banks,
Lunun Gin is a premium Scottish gin with an Asian twist; influenced by Dean’s travels across the globe and his expertise in fusion cooking.
Distilled in Dean’s hometown of Arbroath, Angus, the gin’s name is an adaptation of Angus’ most peaceful beach, ‘Lunan Bay’.
Lunun is created in a single-fold distillation process and includes six key botanicals: kaffir lime leaf, sea buckthorn, Sichuan pepper, kombu kelp, ginger and lemongrass.
Lunun gin was the Gold Winner at The 2021 Scottish Gin Awards which aim to identify the best gin businesses and gins produced in Scotland. This year, 45 expert judges participated in a rigorous blind tasting session to assess over 300 gins from 67 different businesses across Scotland.Lunun stood out as the winner of gold for distilled gins.
Priced at £49 for 70cl, Lunan Gin can be purchased online here Products – Lunun Gin where there is also a list of retail stockists.
Dean Banks is a leading Scottish chef and restaurateur, who heroes our land and seas, producing a menu which showcases Scotland’s natural resources. This includes the very best local produce from Edinburgh, Fife and beyond. Foraged seasonal produce is preserved to enjoy the fruits of summer year-round.
Dean currently owns and operates the historic The Pompadour by Dean Banks at the Waldorf Astoria, The Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh, and HaarRestaurant with recently opened rooms at St Andrews. He launches his latest venture a new restaurant called Dulse this month, with a laid backfeel, cocktail and wine bar downstairs and the upstairs restaurant serving a range of dishes from Scottish seafood, to classic dishes modernised with eastern fusion.