OUTLANDER star Sam Heughan has chosen an Edinburgh restaurant group to be the first in the UK to serve his new brand of gin.

The Scottish actor, known for his role in the hit show Outlander, has teamed up with chef Tom Kitchin, who has four venues across the city and East Lothian.

Customers will now be able to enjoy Sassenach Wild Scottish Gin in the Michelin-starred The Kitchin, the Scran & Scallie gastropub, Bruntsfield restaurant KORA and in The Bonnie Badger Inn in Gullane.

Heughan said: “The Sassenach Whisky has been a hard act to follow, but we are sure that diners and drinkers at chef Tom Kitchin’s fantastic Scottish venues will appreciate our award-winning Wild Scottish Gin – especially when paired with the incredible Scottish seasonal dishes on offer. A true taste of the glorious Scottish landscape awaits.”

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The gin release comes after Heughan’s successful 2022 launch of his premium blended whisky The Sassenach – a likely nod to Claire Fraser’s nickname in Outlander.

The actor and Kitchin previously met while filming the award-winning series Men In Kilts alongside fellow Outlander star Graham McTavish (below).

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Kitchin said: “The Sassenach Whisky has proved to be incredibly popular with our diners across our venues – both as a dream and in a range of seasonal serves, popular with both local diners and guests from the US – they just can’t get enough.

“We’re really excited to be bringing the Sassenach Wild Scottish Gin to our guests. The local forged botanicals used to carefully craft the gin and bring to life the rugged Scottish landscape marries well with our from nature to plate philosophy and the fresh produce we serve at our restaurants.

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“We’re looking forward to sharing some wonderful seasonal cocktails with our guests just in time for Christmas.”

The gin was first released in the US in summer and has received a number of accolades at various food and drink awards.