Dunnet Bay Distillery was established in 2014 by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, along with their trusty four legged companion George (who sadly died in 2016 though his name lives on in the gins and vodka produced by Rock Rose).
Rock Rose Gin is made at the Dunnet Bay Distillery all the way up in Caithness, right on the Northern tip of Scotland, a place renowned for world class surf if you can face the ice cold tides. This very northerly gin features an alluring botanical selection including locally harvested Rhodiola Rosea, Rowan Berries, Sea Buckthorn, Blaeberries, Verbena, Coriander Seed, Cardamom and Juniper from two different countries - Italy and Bulgaria. They use a traditional copper pot still, which of course has a name (it's Elizabeth). Elizabeth is one of the only British made stills in use by gin distillers anywhere in the U.K.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT OLD TOM
A refreshing variation on Old Tom gin from Scotland's Rock Rose, utilising the deliciousness of pink grapefruit! Organic pink grapefruits are peeled by hand, and the peel goes in to the botanical basket alongside the supporting botanicals for distillation. A touch of muscovado sugar is added afterwards, bringing that familiar Old Tom sweetness to the fore.
Bright and zesty with fresh grapefruit coming through.
Fresh and citrusy but very well balanced with the juniper and lovely notes of vanilla appearing.
Lasting sweetness with a depth of grapefruit tang.