AN ABERDEEN housing company has created its own limited edition gin to give to buyers as a moving in gift.

Bancon Homes commissioned Simon Fairclough, director of Glenshee Craft Distillers in Perthshire, to develop an exclusive gin recipe.

The resulting Bancon Gin is a blend of botanicals including cassia, cinnamon, Macedonian juniper berries and cardamom to give a fresh flavour with top notes of warming spice.

A total of 300 50cl bottles have been produced for buyers who move into a Bancon Homes property across the North-east.

The company is also running a competition for collectors to win the first bottle, numbered one and signed by Fairclough.

Fairclough said: “Bancon Homes is always looking to be creative and innovative and to give their customers something back. I think they’ve captured that so beautifully in commissioning a gin. It’s a new spirit, so it’s about making an investment.”