To welcome back the Shetland Folk Festival once again, we've launched Hubbelskyu '22 - a limited-edition gin for 2022.
“Hubbelskyu ‘22” – a Shetland dialect word for uproar – has been created in collaboration with the Shetland Folk Festival committee to mark the festival’s (long awaited) 40th year.
We believe it couldn’t have been more appropriately named for 22’s festival. After two challenging years for many in the music and hospitality industry, we're delighted to see live music and events returning to Shetland.
Each of the bottles available have been hand-numbered and labelled by our team at the Saxa Vord distillery in Unst and £1 from every bottle sold will be donated to the voluntary committee to help towards the future funding costs of the festival.
The main botanicals used to create the gin were juniper, coriander, orange and lemon peel and bladderwrack seaweed – which is used in our award-winning Ocean Sent Gin. The gin was settled in a sherry cask and has been bottled at 40 per cent alcohol by volume to celebrate the 40 years.
Hubbelskyu '22 is inspired by the sea as it crashes into Shetland, and by a sweetness to celebrate the friends that are reunited once again and the new ones that will be made from the coming together of wonderful music and community.
You can buy Hubbelskyu '22 now but we don't think it will be available for long.