Shetland Reel

Shetland, Scotland
Find your perfect gin

At the very tip of the British isles lie the Shetland Islands, where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is a place of mystery and secrets. Of long summer days and long winter nights. Of dramatic weather. Emerging from this remote community is the Saxa Vord Distillery, the most northerly in the UK, started by four people sharing a passion for producing quality spirits.

The distillery is located at the northern end of Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in the UK, only accessible from the Shetland mainland by two ferry journeys, via the island of Yell. It is closer to Norway in distance and in culture than it is to much of Scotland. The team at the Saxa Vord Distillery take inspiration from their surroundings, using local botanicals to create spirits that are completely unique and embody the place where their spirits originate.

Find your perfect gin

Original Gin

This signature recipe, which affectionately captures the nature of the island, uses the sweet scented leaves of apple mint grown and harvested on Unst giving a unique and authentic flavour of Shetland.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Apple Mint, Coriander Seed, Orris Root
Strength: 43% vol
Distilled: Saxa Vord Distillery, Scotland

Goes great with

A wedge of pink grapefruit, tonic and ice.

Find your perfect gin

Ocean Sent Gin

Influenced from the seas that surround their island, Ocean Sent Gin features native bladderwrack. The distinctive and nutritious seaweed is gathered from the rocks of the Shetland coastline and distilled to their unique recipe resulting in a surprising depth of flavour of Shetland.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Bladderwrack Seaweed, Coriander Seed, Orris Root
Strength: 49% vol
Distilled: Saxa Vord Distillery, Scotland

Goes great with

A sprig of mint, tonic and ice.

Find your perfect gin

Simmer Gin

A refreshing aromatic gin created in celebration of Shetland’s summer twilight, know locally as the ‘Simmer Dim’. The long summer days and lasting amber skies at sunset influence the 8 botanicals in the recipe.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Orange Peel, Liquorice Root
Strength: 43% vol
Distilled: Saxa Vord Distillery, Scotland

Goes great with

A slice of orange, tonic and ice.

Find your perfect gin

Up Helly Aa Navy Strength Gin

A new limited edition recipe for 2018. This unique special edition gin celebrates Shetland's world famous Viking fire festival, Up Helly Aa. The team at Saza Vord have taken the award-winning Ocean Sent Gin and aged it in a sherry and whisky cask resulting in a clean fresh gin with sweet notes from the sherry and whisky.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Orange Peel, Liquorice Root
Strength: 57% vol
Distilled: Saxa Vord Distillery, Scotland

Goes great with

A twist of grapefruit peel and ginger ale.

News & Features.

Read the latest news & features.

Awards Round Up - Read More Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Gin Awards - Read More
Events.
Bars Contact Cocktails