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Rock Rose Gin is the Scottish Mainland’s most northerly Gin, produced in wild and rugged Dunnet Bay, even further north than John ‘o Groats! It is a small, family owned, and quality- focussed distillery, and their gin packaging is one of the most eye-catching and unique of all today’s new wave of premium gins. The gin itself is zesty and flavourful but surprisingly smooth. It is hand-crafted with an infusion of traditional and local botanicals, 5 of which are hand foraged from local cliffs and forests. The precious botanicals are blessed with the freshest air and purest water from the Scottish Highlands.
The name Rock Rose Gin comes from one of the local botanicals, Rhodiola rosea, a rose, found off Caithness’s wild coastline where it was once harvested by Vikings over 1000 years ago for its strength and vitality. The juniper is selected from two different countries; Bulgarian juniper to create a real depth of ﬂavour alongside Italian juniper to give slightly more delicate lemon sherbet notes. The locally foraged botanicals include rowan and hawthorn berries and sea buckthorn. Each bottle is hand waxed, numbered and signed before it leaves the distillery.
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!’