Shetland Reel collaborates with Ann Cleeves for gin launch

Wild Fire

Shetland Distillery Company is releasing a special edition gin produced in conjunction with the launch of Ann Cleeves’ eighth and final book in the Shetland Island series, Wild Fire.

Taking inspiration from the new mystery novel, Shetland Reel’s Wild Fire is described as “a balanced London Dry Gin with juniper and sweet spice notes that have a lingering and warming finish”. It has notes of cinnamon, orange and aromatic spice, and an added touch of heat from dried red chillies.

The distillery suggests pairing Wild Fire with a premium tonic and garnishing with a slice of orange.

Wild Fire will be tasted by fans of Ann Cleeves as she kicks off her book tour in Lerwick Town Hall on 5 September and will be available to order online.

Shetland Distillery director Stuart Nickerson said: “We were very excited when Ann approached us last year to create a gin designed to match her eighth and final book.

“We have taken a great deal of time over the gin production and hope all Ann’s fans as well as our own customers enjoy Wild Fire which is a slowly warming gin with a lasting finish that mirrors the exciting end to the Shetland series of books.”

Ann added: “What better way to celebrate the last of the Perez books than by raising a glass of Wild Fire gin produced in the islands by the wonderful Shetland Reel?”

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