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Gin gets a tonic from Prince’s party planner

NB Gin MuirA Scottish gin created by a husband-and-wife team of lawyers has been chosen by the Princes of Wales’ party planner for a string of glittering bashes in London and beyond.

Johnny Roxburgh – who has held a royal warrant from Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay since 2002 – is using Viv and Steve Muir’s NB Gin at a host of parties organised by his eponymous firm, Johnny Roxburgh Designs.

The gin was recently served at Vogue magazine’s “Christmas Feast” food and drink event and will also feature in the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club 2016 Yearbook, regarded by many as a style and design Bible.

The Muirs perfected the recipe for the gin in their kitchen before launching their own micro-distillery at North Berwick in East Lothian in October 2013.

Since then the gin has gone from strength to strength, picking up a silver medal in the micro-distillery category at the Gin Masters 2014 Awards.

Roxburgh is using the spirit in dry martinis and other cocktails and praised its “smooth flavour”.

Viv Muir said: “We are thrilled that he has chosen to serve our gin at some of his highest profile events.”

NB Gin is already being exported to Denmark, Germany and Spain, with discussions “going well” with a potential distributor in the United States.

The Muirs have already upgraded their distilling equipment and are currently expanding their premises for the second time in the past year to cope with increasing demand.

NB Gin is part of a wider gin revival in Scotland, with a host of micro-distilleries being launched, including Pickering’s Gin in the Old Dick Vet School at Summerhall in Edinburgh and Makar Gin from The Glasgow Distillery Company.

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