Blackwoods - Vintage Dry - Shetland Gin 70cl Bottle


Blackwoods - Vintage Dry
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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.

Category(s):     Gin & Genever
Group(s):     For Her ,   Gin ,   World Gin Day 2015!
Producer: Blackwood's
ABV:   40%
Brand:   Blackwood's
Country of Origin:   Scotland
Type:   Gin


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7 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Sun, 30 Nov 2014
Review: To be honest, I was rather underwhelmed by this one. It's OK, nothing special.

Date of Review: Sat, 16 Nov 2013
Review: I tried this a couple of days ago. Well worth buying and good value in my opinion. One of the nicest gins I have had.

Date of Review: Tue, 28 May 2013
Review: Wonderful aroma, great taste. Main complaint - it doesn't last long. Suggest you stock larger bottles

Date of Review: Thu, 07 Oct 2010
Review: My favourite gin for sure no contest! Smooth and delicate, with really beautiful nuances from all the botanicals, it just seems to make most other gins seem so harsh and rough in comparison. About the only one apart from sloe gins that you would drink neat. I do like Plymouth gin but this is the only exquisite one.

Date of Review: Mon, 02 Nov 2009
Review: How fortunate am I that one of my daughters lives on Shetland and the other visits to work on archaeological sites regularly, otherwise I may never have found this drink. I would not say I am am a drinks connoseur but I know what I like and Blackwoods is the best gin I have ever tried. Superbly smooth, makes magnificent G & T. I would recommend this to anyone - I do not believe it can be bettered.

Date of Review: Sat, 30 May 2009
Review: Intense aromatics and botanicals. Good neat. Makes a good gin & tonic. Doesn't work as a pink gin.

Date of Review: Sun, 10 Dec 2006
Review: A bottle of Blackwoods Dry Gin was given to me as a birthday present.Having once tried it ,I should not have told my friends about it because they then descended and tried itand finished the bottle. Some friends!All were agreed that it is a beautifully clean taste with a length not usually found in other marketed gins.
I think that the packet of wild flower seeds is a particularly sensitive touch. We have planted the seeds in our wild flower meadow and look forward to seeing them in the late Spring, but we will have consumed another bottle or so by then!

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Producer Information

Based in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, it is their aim to be the most innovative spirits company in the world by: Attracting new drinkers into old categories by stunning products and compelling brands that consumers around the world adore.

They are preparing to build the first whisky distillery in Shetland, the last remaining region of Scotland without one.

They try to use local ingredients and local people to pick their botanicals, milk the cows and come up with great ideas.

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