Rock Rose Gin was launched in 2014 by husband and wife team Martin and Clare Murray, at their distillery in Caithness, Scotland.
Rock Rose is made with 18 botanicals, including five which arelocally foraged. The lead botanical – and the Gin’s namesake – is Rhodiola Rosea (aka Rose Root), which is said to have been harvested by Vikings to give them their strength to continue on their long journeys.
Whether or not that’s true, it does add a floral aroma and light rose notes to the Gin. Sea buckthorn and rowan berries add a fruity flavor. Traditional Gin botanicals are added to the mix, and all botanicals are vapor infused in the company’s British-made still, to create a well-rounded Gin that’s definitely worth seeking out.
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Dunnet Bay Distillers
Dunnet Bay Distillery is the most northerly distillery on the British mainland.
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The Dunnet Bay Distillery was founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Martin and Claire Murray. Both had a passion for distilling – in fact, Martin studied brewing and distilling at a University in Edinburgh, before pursuing a career in the oil industry.
Residing on the North coast ofScotland in the town of Caithness, Dunnet Bay Distillery is one of Scotland’s most northerly distilleries and creates both Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, which are made in their British made custom still called Elizabeth.
The Distillery’s location is present even in its products; locally grown plants and botanicals feature heavily, and there’s even a geodome (like a fancy greenhouse) on-site. Visitors are invited to find out more on the distillery tours which run four times a week between May and September, or to visit the on-site shop.
AddressDunnet Bay Distillery, Dunnet, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8XD, UK