The UK’s most northerly mainland distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, have stunned us in the past with Christmas jumpers for gin bottles and they’re back at it again with a Creative Collection range series.
This unique new range will feature Limited Edition adaptations of the multi award-winning Rock Rose Gin, with new recipes and stunning labels that showcase the work of local artists based in the Scottish Highlands.
First up is the Clootie Dumpling Gin, with the artwork and flavour inspired by this traditional Scottish pudding.
Contemporary artist Lindsey Gallacher created the unique artwork on a scratchboard layered with china clay and coated with India ink. The image, which shows a Caithness “wifey” making clootie dumplings in her kitchen, was then meticulously etched out using fine points and scalpels.
The gin is made in Elizabeth, the distillery’s traditional vapour infusion still, and features actual clootie dumplings. The result is a traditional junipery gin with added notes of raisin, treacle and light spice – a clootie dumpling in a glass!
The Clootie Dumpling Gin displays sherry notes from the raisins on the nose, with warming juniper, nutmeg, treacle and cinnamon on the pallet yum!
To serve pair it with your fave tonic and a slice of clementine for garnish.
Claire Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillers, Co-Founder, says, “We have long championed the Caithness environment and botanicals through our spirits and so it’s incredibly exciting to now be championing artists from the local area and the Scottish Highlands too!”
Word has it for more launches in the Creative Collection throughout 2019 so watch this space.
The Clootie Dumpling Gin will be available for pre-sale from 29th November, priced at £30 for 500ml.