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September Events 2016

We have some exciting events planned for September so come along and join us if you can.

Batch 2 of our Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Now Available

The second batch of our Shetland Reel Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is now on sale with a subtle difference in taste compared to batch one. Find out more.

Medal Success for Shetland Reel

Shetland Reel are delighted to have won numerous awards at the world's most foremost wine and spirit competition.

Limited Edition Simmer Gin is Now Available in our Online Shop

Our limited edition Simmer Gin is now available from our online shop!

We're on the Craft Trail!

The Saxa Vord Distillery is now part of the Shetland Craft Trail, helping to promote all the wonderful products we create on the islands.

New Video - A Taste Of Shetland Reel

Want to find out a bit more about us - what we're really about? Why are we making gin and whisky in such a remote place? Take a look at our new video for a taste of Shetland Reel life.

Gold & Silver at San Francisco World Spirits Competition!

We've had a busy year since winning a silver at last years San Francisco World Spirits competition for our original gin. We are extremely chuffed to have won another Silver and a Gold in the 2016 competition.

Shetland Reel on BBC2

This series of 'An Island Parish' was filmed in Unst last summer. In this weeks episode, you can find out more about the distillery and how our two gin botanicals are harvested from our natural surroundings.

Graduate Distiller Profile - Marc Watson

Marc is our graduate distiller who studied for his degree at Heriot-Watt University and wrote his undergraduate thesis on gin. He's already helped to mastermind our limited edition cask-aged Up Helly Aa Gin and has plenty more ideas in the pipeline.

Cocktail Hour with Cut Out + Keep

We're always looking for interesting ways to use our gin in food and drink recipes. So when craft tutorial website cutoutandkeep.net decided to experiment with Shetland Reel Gin, we got very excited indeed!

Scottish Rural Awards 2016 Nominations

Last year we were extremely pleased to win commendations at the Scottish Rural Awards. We are fortunate enough to get a chance at this year's awards too!

Up Helly Aa Reel Gin - Limited Edition Cask-Aged Gin!

We had this amazing idea to put our original Shetland Reel gin in the Whisky casks from our limited edition single malt. The result is a unique cask-aged gin, especially for Up Helly Aa.
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