What's In The Box?
Rock Rose Mey Selections
This month’s hybrid is signed, sealed and delivered from Scotland’s picturesque Dunnet Bay, where distillers Martin & Claire have been working wonders since August 2014.
The pair’s spirits use plenty of Scottish ingredients all of which are infused by Elizabeth, their custom-made copper pot still, which produces wee 500 litre batches each time.
This edition uses foraged botanicals close to Scotland’s Castle of Mey. Among them is sweet cicely, which provides notes of aniseed, apple mint for sweetness, and bog myrtle for a well-rounded alluringly herbal flavour. Interestingly, the botanicals are not steeped during distillation. Instead, they are vapour-infused, meaning the spirit vapour is passed through the botanicals, and then condensed, giving the gin a more subtle flavour.
Ballykeefe Extra Dry Irish Gin
Created by one of the world’s most awarded gin distillers, Jamie Baggot, Ballykeefe’s Extra Dry Irish Gin is a force to be reckoned with (much like Britain’s heatwave). Elderflower, cassia, cubeb peppers and nine other hand-selected botanicals are vapour-infused into a 250 litre copper pot still, and then blended with local limestone water.
Fresh citrus and floral notes shine on the nose, while the palate is deliciously juniper-forward with hints of citrus again and warming spice. And as the name suggests, the finish is dry…making the next sip a must!
Of course - we're not going to tell you what you're going to get in your July box. But we'll give you a little clue towards the end of the month!