Rock Rose Gin gets its name from their first botanical forage along the cliffs of the Pentland Firth, where they were introduced to Rhodiola rosea, a rose in the rocks. Over a thousand years ago, the Vikings would harvest wild exposed cliffs like these to gather Rhodiola rosea. This was thought to give them the extra strength to continue on with their long, arduous journeys.
The higher ABV version of Rock Rose gives a strong warm pine release at the front of the drink with notes of lemon sherbert. The middle feel of the drink – very bold berries from the blaeberries, rowan and hawthorn. These give way to the deeper earthier notes that are hidden in the original Rock Rose, such as angelica and orris.
Rose Rose Gin uses this 'Rock Rose' and a blend of local and traditional botanicals to creat a unique taste from the Highlands of Scotland.