Utilising local botanicals is key to the team at the Shetland Distillery Company and for our new release we have looked to the berries found on the hedgerow staple – Hawthorn. The unique green leaves and vibrant red berries of Hawthorn evoked festive feelings, embodying the very essence of a truly special festive spirit.
Each bottle of Hawthorn has been carefully distilled, bottled, labelled and finished by hand, with festive green waxed tops and gift tags – the perfect Christmas Gin.
Vol 500ML 40% ABV
The creation of this festive spirit has encouraged us to go back to our origins, and only use 9 botanicals. Utilising an abundance of Hawthorn Berries, we've created a unique profile of gin, where mellow berry notes are complimented by the spice of the juniper berries to create a smooth gin.
The gin starts off with a typical juniper spice but quickly leads into a very smooth woody and mild berry flavour. Very mellow and easy to drink neat. Think sloe gin stripped back to its essences.
Festive Hawthorn pairs perfectly with a premium tonic such as Fever Tree to really let the taste come through. Serve with a slice of pink grapefruit or if you are looking to match the slight woody notes, a sprig of thyme.