ROCK ROSE GIN FROM CAITHNESS TAKES THE UK BY STORM
16th May 2015
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
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