Orkney Gin Company Johnsmas
Orkney Gin Company // Islands, Scotland
The Orkney Gin Company is a small scale family business, proud of their Orcadian roots. Its gin is produced in the Isle of Burray, using the bathtub or cold compound method. Seven times distilled grain spirit is used, infused with natural and local Orcadian botanicals. Johnsmas is inspired by the long, clear days of an Orkney summer where the sun barely sets.
Compound GinCompound gins are produced by simply taking a neutral spirit and adding juniper extract and other flavor essences (which can be natural or artificial) without the additional step of re-distilling. These gins are often referred to as "Bathtub Gins".
"Orkney Gin Company Johnsmas starts on notes of vanilla and woody mint, as well as rosewater, cherry blossom, and lavender. Vanilla returns on the palate, accompanied by a whiff of orange, as well as lychee or yuzu, and cracked black peppercorns. Not the most traditional of gins, but it works very well."