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‘A Taste of Wild Scotland’: Sam Heughan Announces Release of His New Gin While Donning a Stylish Kilt

Mark your calendars! “Outlander” star Sam Heughan has revealed that his new gin is set to be released on June 15. (Photo: Sam Heughan/Twitter)

On Wednesday, Scottish actor Sam Heughan officially announced the release date of Wild Scottish Gin, the latest edition to his own liquor brand, Sassenach Spirits. And in his usual charming manner, the “Outlander” star did so while donning a stylish kilt.

First debuted in 2019, Sassenach Spirits is a Scottish spirits brand co-founded by Heughan. It has received positive reception, winning several awards for its whisky, which has been praised for its smooth, rich flavors and sleek packaging design. Joining the brand’s blended scotch is a Double Wood Reposado that was released in 2021 and, now, a gin made from Scottish botanicals.

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According to the actor, his gin is made with a blend of botanicals inspired by his hometown, Galloway. Thus, included in the gin is crabapple, rhubarb, toasted oats, heather, pine resin, bramble leaf, blueberry and juniper.

(Photo: Sam Heughan/Twitter)

Heughan also shared that Sassenach Wild Scottish Gin “captures the fresh, balanced, and authentic taste of Scotland’s vibrant wild nature.”

Heughan first teased his gin in March during an interview with Scottish food and drinks scene podcast Scran. Then, he explained that his gin is balanced and unlike other gins on the market due to its “innovative” distillation method that involves a long botanical steep.

He later joked in the interview that there would be “free gin for everyone” if he were to be the First Minister of Scotland.

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Candie Getgen is the managing editor for Gin Raiders. Before immersing herself in the world of spirits journalism, Candie has been many things: a bartender, a literary journal editor, an English teacher — and even a poet. Now, Candie shares her passion for gin with the world and hopes to help others fall in love with it, too (if they haven't already!). When not writing, Candie enjoys sipping a Negroni while drawing or relaxing by the pool with a campy mystery novel.