EDINBURGH-based Chain Pier Distillery has secured its first-ever listing.

The firm’s nettle and gorse-infused Extra Special Scottish gin will be available for sale in 50 Asda stores around Scotland, with the spirit having been developed exclusively for the supermarket giant.

Chain Pier was opened this year by Merseyside-based Halewood Wines & Spirits.

Halewood’s John Foster said: "It’s a very exciting time for craft spirits as we’re experiencing a period of sustained growth, which has allowed us to invest £50 million back into the artisanal spirits business.

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"We are extremely proud to produce Asda’s Extra Special Scottish Gin using the finest local ingredients to give Asda customers a real taste of Scotland.”

Heather Turnbull, regional buying manager at Asda, said: "We know just how much our customers value locally-soured produce, so we’re delighted to be working with Chain Pier Distillery to capture traditional Scottish flavours and bring it to market as an Extra Special Gin.

"We’re proud to support Halewood International and its new distillery as the gin market continues to grow.”