Rock Rose Winter Edition Gin - 70cl - 41.5% ABV
Dunnet Bay Distillery was established in 2012 by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, along with their trusty four legged companion George. Setting up in their hometown of Caithness - Dunnet Bay is one of Britain’s most northerly mainland distilleries. While situated in a beautiful region, the distillery’s location also meant the added complication to their build, with the delivery of their still arriving some months overdue! As always however – good things come to those who wait…
The original Rock Rose elements have been toned down to allow the more piny, earthy notes from the star “Winter” botanical of spruce tips to shine through. Pine dominates the senses, unfolding on the nose and mouth and conjuring images of frost tipped Christmas trees and briskly cold winter mornings. There’s a dusty, earthy hint to the nose, along with a dark green vegetal quality.
As the name suggests, this is a bracing gin that captures the sense of sweeping winds and pine-laden evergreens on an otherwise barren landscape. Spruce and juniper cover the tongue, while a deep wintry warmth heats up the throat. The gin has a strong herbal feel, with a hint of stinging nettles and a touch of lemony coriander.
Serve with Indian Tonic and a slice of lemon.