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Blackwoods Shetland Gin

Blackwoods Shetland Gin contains handpicked Shetland botanicals each year to give our gin its distinctive, yet subtle, flavour.

Each year’s harvest is determined by the plants available from these distant islands. Using a traditional copper still,  they only produce small batches.

Harsh weather conditions only allow four hundred plant species to flourish.

However, isolated and sheltered areas, like cliff edges, provide beautiful hanging gardens of unusually hardy plants which have adapted to survive in these extreme climatic conditions.

Blackwoods Dry Gin – the world’s first vintage gin.

Our story begins with this hand crafted 40% vintage gin.

Inspired by the beautiful nature of Shetland, we wait each year for the right weather conditions to harvest our botanicals.

With each vintage the botanicals used change slightly due to the quality and quantity available.

Our Shetland botanicals are infused with juniper and coriander, plus other botanicals including lime, to give our dry gin its unique and complex flavour.

We steep the botanicals in natural mineral water to release their gentle flavours before we go on to distillation in small batches using a traditional copper still.

Over the years our vintage gin has won gold medals and been judged by experts, across the world beating many well-known brands in the process.

Tasting note:

An abundance of citrus on the nose with gentle floral notes to follow.

Extremely smooth yet crisp with citrus, herbal and floral notes coming through on the palate.

Awards:-

2013

Gold Medal, Annual San Francisco Spirits Competition, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

Bronze Medal, Annual San Francisco Spirits Competition, Blackwoods Vintage (60%)

Bronze Medal, International Spirits Challenge, Blackwoods Vintage (60%)

2009

Double Gold Medal, Annual San Francisco Spirits Competition, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

 2006

2 Stars, International Taste & Quality Institute, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

Gold Medal, World Spirits Festival, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

3 Stars, International Taste & Quality Institute, Blackwoods Vintage (60%)

Gold Medal, World Spirits Festival, Blackwoods Vintage (60%)

2005

Double Gold Medal, World Spirits Festival, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

Double Gold Medal, World Spirits Festival, Blackwoods Vintage (60%)

 2004

Gold Medal, International Spirits Awards, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

Silver Medal, World Spirits Competition San Francisco, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

Bronze Medal, Drinks International Design Awards, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

Gold Medal, World Spirits Festival, Blackwoods Vintage (40%)

Hay Wines – Blackwoods Shetland Gin – http://www.blackwoodsgin.co.uk/blackwoods-vintage-dry-gin/

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