This is a craft gin that is rich in flavour, steeped in history and overflowing with record breaking ambition. Flavoured with botanicals from the shores of Orkney and the Hudson Bay in Canada, this adventurous gin recognises the deep historical connection between the Orkney Islanders and the Northwest Passage.
Created by a team of rowers to help fund the first human-powered navigation of the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (the Last Great First) and to raise awareness of climate change and ocean conservation through a partnership with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup.
Each bottle is 70cl, so be sure to share it.
Orcadian sugar kelp brings a rugged coastal saltiness, followed by subtle, sweet citrus notes from lemon peel and calamondin fruits. A hint of liquorice accompanies the dry, delicate finish.
Serve over ice with a neutral tonic and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of samphire. The lemon compliments the citrus tones while the salty nature of samphire sits well with the Sugar Kelp to give a coastal feel.
Alternatively, shake and serve in a rocks glass (or in a highball topped with soda) and garnish with Thai basil and a blackberry. The citrus from the gin and lemon balances with the sweetness from the apple and the Thai basil on the nose gives a wee bit of spiced aromatic to the drink.