Product of: United Kingdom
Distilled on the Scottish mainland using hand-harvested Shetland botanicals, as the name suggests this Blackwood's ‘vintage’ edition varies slightly year by year and is bottled at a premium strength of 60% alc./vol., apparently a reference to Shetland being at a latitude of 60 degrees north.
The botanicals used from Shetland include: coriander, wild water mint, angelica root and meadowsweet flowers.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 15/07/2012
(Bottle No. 05/04/0044 summer 2005) Clear, transparent with faint green tinge.
Peppery alcohol prickle and pungent pine forest fresh juniper with lemon meringue pie filling and grains-of-paradise spice.
(reduced to 43%) clean, heavily juniper led palate with floral notes of lavender and parma violets, earthy cold stewed tea and plenty of cleansing peppery spice.
Lavender and pine-ey juniper with lingering cracked black pepper spice.
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Natural cork stopper