Carlyn, our Spirits Drinks buyer's pick of the month is Rock Rose Gin from Dunnet Bay Distillery.
Martin and Claire established Dunnet Bay Distillery, producers of Rock Rose gin, in 2014, along with their wee one-eyed dog George.
The distillery was built in their home village of Dunnet, in the far north of Scotland, and after 55 experiments, the final recipe was chosen. In the few years they've been producing, their gin has won numerous awards, including a Great Taste 3 star and the best gin at the Grocer Drinks Awards.
To create Rock Rose gin, they use 18 botanicals; 5 of which are grown locally and sourced from the forest and cliffs nearby. The name itself comes from one of the local botanicals known as rose root, which grows in the cracks on the cliff faces.
Each gin is packed in a stone bottle, hand waxed and numbered. Definitely one for the gin shelf....