Two spirits from Dunnet Bay Distillers in Scotland have won international awards – one in the World Gin Awards and one in the World Vodka Awards for 2021.
Holy Grass Vodka has been named the Country Winner for the UK in the Flavoured Vodka category of the World Vodka Awards 2021.
The judges describe this 41.5% ABV vodka as “Fresh on the nose with fruity body. Notes of pear and orange with touch of grassy character. Well-balanced body and nicely rounded finish. “
Holy Grass Vodka is a 41.5% ABV spirit which is distilled by Dunnet Bay Distillers in the most northern distillery in the UK, on the northern coast of Scotland. It is delicate and fresh with an intensely smooth and creamy finish. The name derives from Holy Grass, a botanical discovered growing on the banks of the River Thurso near to the Distillery, which adds a sweet, aromatic note to the vodka.
Rock Rose Gin Navy Strength has won the Country Winner for Scotland in the World Gin Awards 2021.
The judges praised this exceptional, 57% ABV gin for its: “Good peppery complexity here, with orris and angelica root coming through on the palate. It’s hot and spicy but with a nice smooth alcohol element. There are some sweet notes, and some juniper and spice that opens up with some water. “
Martin Murray, co-founder and director of Dunnet Bay Distillers, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win these prestigious awards. It is great news for Holy Grass Vodka as it really is an undiscovered treasure as yet, which deserves to be more widely known. Our Navy Strength Gin is one of a portfolio of super-premium, multi-award-winning Rock Rose Gins made using botanicals gathered locally on the north coast of Scotland. We are proud to have these additional accolades.”