Bakers & Larners Fine, Wine Merchants, are members of Vindependents, a group of 35-40 independent fine wine merchants across the U.K.

A year or more ago we decided that we should have our own premium gin.

So we set out on a road of discovery. This led to a large shooting estate in North West Scotland, which has its own distillery. Being a shooting estate, there was lots of moorland/heath-land and wild herbs growing.

We set about distilling a gin including some of the local herbs and eventually set upon a recipe that the membership thought good — a full vibrant nose, wafting juniper, coriander and spiced orange. Delightfully smooth on the palate but packed with flavour and a long herbaceous finish.

Why is it called the Eclectic Gin Society? Well, we are an eclectic bunch of independent wine merchants. The label was created to represent the membership and each member is recognised on the bottle. Bakers & Larners are there with a swan.

The advantage of a direct supply from distillery to merchant is that we are able to offer a very competitive price and currently we also offer a £2 voucher against the purchase of another bottle of The Eclectic Gin Society gin when buying today.

Discover yours, for purchase in-store and online at www.bakersandlarners.co.uk