Mule News: Scapegrace Makes World’s First Naturally Black Gin

For When You Stare Into The Abyss, It Stares Back

The world’s first ever naturally black gin, Scapegrace Black, is the creation of Kiwi duo Mark Neal and Daniel McLaughlin and their new ebony liquor has flown off shelves, selling out a three-month supply on the first day on sale.

Scapegrace Black is a pretty scientific concoction, blending natural extracts – including aronia berry, saffron, pineapple, butterfly pea and sweet potato – at precise temperatures in a defined sequence, to create a naturally black gin.

And it makes for a good party trick too: the unique ingredients mean when tonic is added, the black gin actually changes to a bruised purple hue.

Neal says they “always knew Scapegrace Black was something incredibly special, but to sell out within a day was beyond our wildest expectations.”