Rock Rose Gin
Rock Rose // Scotland
Founded in 2014, Dunnet Bay Distillers is based at Dunnet Head on the Northern mainland of Scotland, making it the northernmost operating distillery in mainland Britain. It was founded and is run by the husband and wife team of Martin and Claire Murray. Their first product, Rock Rose Gin, is made with several botanicals, including juniper berries, rose root, sea buckthorn, rowan berries, blaeberries, cardamom, coriander seed and verbena, many of which are grown in Scotland. After the botanicals are vapor distilled with the base spirit in "Elizabeth", the distillery's copper pot still, the gin is then bottled at 41.5% ABV.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"The intensity of the aroma is medium-low with orange, pine, and berry notes along with spicy cardamom. The gin is soft on the palate with more of the same on the taste. The ingredients used here are lovely together and while the juniper is present, it doesn't take charge. If you're after a classic London Dry style, look elsewhere, but if you are looking for something off the beaten path, Rock Rose Gin has you covered."