You’ll LOVE these unique tasting gins from the Highlands of Scotland!

The care and passion that goes into the multiple award-winning Rock Rose Gin is clear to see. We love the brand’s story, their gorgeous dog.. and we’re also very jealous of the location of their distillery! The gins are magnificent too and we are sure you will absolutely love them!

The story

 

Dunnet Bay Distillers, creators of the multiple award-winning Rock Rose Gin is a family run business set up by husband and wife, Martin and Claire Murray in 2014. Today they are joined by a wonderful small team, including their “Distillery Apprentice” dog, Mr MacKintosh!

They are located in the spectacular bay of Dunnet in Caithness where the freshest of air and the purest Highland water are in abundance. Their goal is to create spirits which reflect the Caithness way. They hand distil slowly, thoughtfully and passionately to create an exceptional product.

Rock Rose Gin uses carefully selected, local and traditional botanicals. Each one meticulously chosen for their flavour properties to create the perfect taste.

Rock Rose Gin gets its name from their first botanical, foraged along the cliffs of the Pentland Firth, where they were introduced to Rhodioloa rosea, a rose in the rocks. Thousands of years ago, the Vikings would forage wild exposed cliffs like these to gather Rhodiola rosea. This was thought to give them the extra strength to continue on with their long, arduous journeys.

Their gin uses this “rock rose” and a blend of local and traditional botanicals to create a unique taste from the Highlands of Scotland. They distil, bottle, hand wax and sign every bottle before it leaves the distillery!

The Gins

Dunnet Bay Distillers have produced an amazing range of Rock Rose Gins. They have a seasonal range (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), which we love! They also create special editions, as well as their core signature range.

 

Rock Rose Gin – Original Edition

Flavourful and fresh, zesty yet berryful with a long smooth finish.

Rock Rose Gin gets its wonderful flavour from a carefully selected and put together creation of local and traditional botanicals.  Some of these include Lemon Verbena, Rhodiola Rosea, Rowan Berries, Sea Buckthorn and Watermint!

Rock Rose Gin is made using a slower vapour infused process to extract the botanical flavours and it is made in some of the most rugged but beautiful scenery in Scotland making it a true ‘Wonder of the Wilderness!

NOSE
A delicate bouquet of rose, mixed with deeper cardamom and a touch of citrus.

PALATE
Fruity berries merge with a floral nose to give a full-bodied, rounded gin. Bright notes ping as the juniper comes forward.

FINISH
The sharpness of the sea buckthorn emerges, but once again is rounded off by berries and a juniper heart. Smooth sherbet lemon notes create a lingering finish.

Perfect Serves

Martin’s:
Pour 50ml Rock Rose Gin and top with 100ml tonic.
Toast a sprig of rosemary to use as a garnish.

Claire’s:
Add 25ml Rock Rose Gin and around 75ml tonic.
Garnish with a curl of orange to bring out the sweeter notes!

 


Rock Rose Gin Pink Grapefruit Old Tom

A classic sweet Old Tom with a zesty finish.

 

Rock Rose Pink Grapefruit Old Tom gin derives from their popular ‘Design a Rock Rose Gin Label’ competition of 2016, which was released as the wonderful citrus-based Artists’ Edition. They decided to bring it back as a fresher version for 2019 using organic pink grapefruit peel, all lovingly peeled by their distillery team! These are added to their botanical basket and vapour infused along with all their traditional gin botanicals. It is then lightly sweetened with muscovado sugar.

 

NOSE
Bright and zesty with fresh grapefruit coming through.

PALATE
Fresh and citrusy but very well balanced with the juniper and lovely notes of vanilla appearing.

FINISH
Lasting sweetness with a depth of grapefruit tang.

 

Perfect Serve

Rock Rose Old Tom is best served with a light tonic and fresh pink grapefruit peel.

I Love Gin Members Exclusive Offer! 

1 Rock Rose Gin Original, 70cl + 1 Rock Rose Gin Pink Grapefruit Old Tom, 70cl + a Free Rock Rose Cocktail Book for £60.00 (Save £15 & Free Delivery!) For this exclusive offer, shop here

To find out more about their range, along with some AMAZING cocktail recipes… head to their website!

 


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