Blackwoods 2008 Vintage Dry Gin
70 cl / 40%
The first gin in the world using local botanical ingredients from Shetland, the islands lying at the far North of Scotland. Bracing, crisp and richly aromatic, Blackwood's Nordic Dry Gin includes wild water mint, sea pink, angelica and juniper berries picked on Shetland by local crofters as well as seven other botanicals from trading routes around the world. Gin has been smuggled, traded and illicitly distilled in the islands for centuries. This premium Dry Gin uses a local Nordic recipe reflecting the Viking origins of Shetland. Blackwood's Gin won the gold medal at the World Spirits Festival in January and the silver medal at the World Spirits Competition in March in San Francisco. Ideal in a gin & tonic, 60% of taste testers have voted Blackwood's Norse gin their number 1 choice in blind taste tests and 80% placed it in their top two. This was against Gordon's, Tanqueray, Plymouth and Bombay Sapphire. This premium Dry Gin has all the aromatic richness of these classic gins plus has a surprising extra - the hint of the sea. All natural and all original.
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