Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  

 

ROCK ROSE GIN FROM CAITHNESS TAKES THE UK BY STORM

16th May 2015

Photograph of ROCK ROSE GIN FROM CAITHNESS TAKES THE UK BY STORM

Rock Rose Gin, a Scottish craft gin that hails from the most Northerly distillery in mainland Britain, is making waves in the drinks industry, gaining a plethora of awards in the UK and beyond. The gin, which is hand-distilled at the Dunnet Bay Distillery in Caithness, features botanicals that are hand foraged from local cliffs and forests to create a gin with a unique flavour profile.

The exceptional taste of the gin, which is flavourful and fresh, zesty but berryful, has just been recognised with a Bronze medal at the world-renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the largest and most influential spirits competition in America. Whilst the beautiful bottle was named Best New Launch Design at the World Gin Awards 2015, as judged by a panel of leading international design experts. Most recently, Rock Rose Gin has been selected as a drinks finalist in the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, with the results to be announced later this month.

The gin features a collection of local and traditional botanicals, each one meticulously chosen to create the perfect taste. In fact, its name comes from one of these botanicals, the Rhodiola rosea (a rose in the rocks), which was discovered on the distillery's first botanical forage along the Caithness cliffs and which adds a delicate floral note to the gin.

Also featuring Juniper Berries, Rowan Berries and Sea Buckthorn, Rock Rose Gin is carefully and slowly distilled by hand at the Dunnet Bay Distillery by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire, whose goal is to create a spirit, which showcases the heritage and provenance of Caithness. With the first batches selling-out pre-release, now is the first time gin-lovers across the country have the chance to get their hands on their award-winning tipple.

Martin Murray, Founder of Rock Rose Gin, says, "Rock Rose Gin has been three years in the making and features our unique ‘Rock Rose', a precious plant that was once pillaged by the Vikings who believed it would give them extra strength and make them live to 200. We have been blown away by its sell-out success and the response from the industry to date, especially as this time last year we only had a field and a dream! We are so proud to now be able to share our wee taste of the Highlands with the rest of the UK."

Find out more and order your bottle at www.rockrosegin.co.uk

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards - Short List
Local food and drink businesses are celebrating after being named finalists in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards (HIFAD) 2019.   HIFAD celebrate passion, quality and innovation throughout the region.  
Calling All Artists...Dunnet Bay Distillers To Launch An ‘Inspired By Gin' ExhibitionThumbnail for article : Calling All Artists...Dunnet Bay Distillers To Launch An ‘Inspired By Gin' Exhibition
The UK's most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, is scouring the UK for exceptional artwork to feature in its debut exhibition, ‘Inspired by Gin'.   The distillery will play host to the exhibition from December 2019 - March 2020 at its new Visitor Centre, which is a VisitScotland 5 Star Visitor Attraction and a centre for food and drink, culture and heritage tourism.  
Holy Grass Vodka - The Cold Brew Coffee EditionThumbnail for article : Holy Grass Vodka - The Cold Brew Coffee Edition
This May, Dunnet Bay Distillers, will launch a new permanent addition to its portfolio - Holy Grass Vodka - Cold Brew Coffee Edition.   This delicious coffee flavoured vodka has been created in partnership with Glasgow based, the Ovenbird Coffee Roasters.  
Dunnet Bay Distillers Launch ‘Old Tom'Thumbnail for article : Dunnet Bay Distillers Launch ‘Old Tom'
Uniquely Refreshing Pink Grapefruit Gin.   This Month, Scotland's most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay, is announcing the launch of a new gin, set to become a permanent part of its portfolio.  
Dunnet Bay Distillers Unveils Its New Creative Collection Gin SeriesThumbnail for article : Dunnet Bay Distillers Unveils Its New Creative Collection Gin Series
KICKING OF WITH THE CLOOTIE DUMPLING GIN.   The UK's most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, has announced the launch of a new Creative Collection Series.  
Brewing And Distilling In Scotland - Economic Facts And FiguresThumbnail for article : Brewing And Distilling In Scotland - Economic Facts And Figures
Author of the report - Alison O'Connor.   Executive Summary Scotland's brewing and distilling sectors play a vital role in the Scottish economy.  
Dunnet Bay Distillers Wins Top Regional Food And Drink AwardThumbnail for article : Dunnet Bay Distillers Wins Top Regional Food And Drink Award
Dunnet Bay Distillers from Caithness are celebrating after being named winner of the Best Distilled Drink category at the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.   The Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards celebrate passion, quality and innovation across the region.  
Dunnet Bay Distillery's New Shop Boosts Star QualityThumbnail for article : Dunnet Bay Distillery's New Shop Boosts Star Quality
AWARDED THE HIGHEST ACCOLADE FROM VISIT SCOTLAND.   Dunnet Bay Distillery, the UK's most northerly mainland is distillery, has secured a highly sought-after five star rating from Visit Scotland, recognising it as one of the country's top tourist attractions.  
Rock Rose Gin Secures New Listing With Sainsbury'sThumbnail for article : Rock Rose Gin Secures New Listing With Sainsbury's
Dunnet Bay Distillers, the UK's most northerly mainland distillery, has secured its first nationwide supermarket listing, with its acclaimed Rock Rose Gin launching into 135 Sainsbury's stores this July.   The launch is the latest in a series of exciting developments for the craft distillery, which has significantly expanded to keep up with growing demand.  
A Craft Gin 2000 Years in the Making!Thumbnail for article : A Craft Gin 2000 Years in the Making!
Unique Caithness collaboration will delight both archaeology and gin enthusiasts.   Archaeology and craft gin may seem like worlds apart, but two entrepreneurial companies from the far north of Scotland have teamed up to create a special craft gin, inspired by the prehistoric landscape of Caithness.  

[Printer Friendly Version]