Firebox to release Stormtrooper Gin

Online retailer Firebox has unveiled Star Wars-themed Stormtrooper Gin bottles containing liquid from London-based Bimber Distillery.

Exclusive to Firebox, the glass bottles are modelled on the stormtrooper helmets from the Star Wars film series. The original helmets were designed by Shepperton Studios, which created them for the first Star Wars film in 1977. The officially-licensed bottle is available in two variants, one containing Bimber London Dry Gin and one with Bimber Sloe Gin. Bimber London Dry Gin is described as having “peppery spices” with “dry and earthy notes and a gentle citrus finish”. The Sloe Gin has “a kick of pepper with a fruity sweetness meeting tangy sour notes”. Stormtrooper Sloe Gin is recommended served in a Sloe Gin Fizz. Both variants of the Stormtrooper Gin are available to pre-order for £49.99 (US$64). It is expected to launch on 11 November and will only be available for delivery in the UK.