Scottish distillery visits are a coastal staycation dream
Staycations don’t mean compromising.
Head to Scotland this Summer or early Autumn where Dunnet Bay Distillers is opening its doors for a gin and vodka tasting experience in its newly refurbished, coastal-themed Tasting Room. The coastal themed venue features Boat Shed booths, each of which seats 2 people, enabling guests to maintain a safe distance from the other booths whilst sipping delectable, award-winning spirits and hearing stories to celebrate Scotland’s coastlines and waters.
You will taste three fine spirits. Each session costs £20 per booth. There are only 10 Boat Shed booths within the Tasting Room and Summer is predicted to be particularly busy, so booking is essential. For more details about the tastings and to book visit:
The venue is part of the Distillery where Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka are produced. The spirits, which are the brainchild of husband-and-wife team, Claire and Martin Murray, use locally foraged botanicals including Rhodiola Rosea (rose of the rock) and plants grown in the Distillery’s own garden. The site is on the most northly tip of mainland Scotland and is part of the renowned North Coast 500 route – a route of exceptional scenic beauty.
Later in the year when it is less congested
Co-founder and director of Dunnet Bay Distillers, Claire Murray, says: “We want visitors to see Caithness at its very best and to experience it as we do – its wide-open spaces, vastness and glorious tranquillity. We will be running our North Coast Stories with Tasting experience all year so free to a place later in the year when it is less congested. Be assured that no matter when you visit you will always receive a warm welcome from us here at Dunnet Bay Distillery!”
Recently, the Distillery launched an exceptional new expression of its gin: Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition. The citrus comes, not from imported lemons, but from home-grown lemon verbena. If you want to take home a memory of this pristine Scottish coastline, this should definitely be on the list when you visit the VIP shop which has been launched for those taking part in tastings.
If you want to continue to explore Rock Rose Gins and Holy Grass Vodka, you can join the Refill Rewards Club, a sustainable subscription box delivering these gins in sustainable, recyclable pouches.