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Caorunn is Scotland’s take on gin



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You don’t think of Scotland when you think of gin — at least I don’t — because they’ve got that other spirit that draws so much of our attention. But it’s not like no gin comes from the land of tartan and haggis. Caorunn is distinctly Scottish, made in small batches with hand-foraged Celtic botanicals such as Rowan berries, heather, bog myrtle, dandelions and Coul Blush apples for their floral aromas and sweetness. Try Caorunn in a classic gin and tonic, a “G&T” as they say over yonder, and garnish it with a wedge of red apple. The name is pronounced “ka-roon” but to say it with a Scottish accent, simply swap the “r” for a “d” and say “ka-doon.” Aye, all ye laddies and lassies. Pick up a 750-milileter bottle ($24.99) at Binny’s, 1132 S. Jefferson. — Michael Austin

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