Barra Atlantic Gin

46% ABV

£34.50

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Distilled using seventeen botanicals including locally island foraged Carrageen, a type of red algae that grows on the shores and shallow waters surrounding the island. This provides a flavour profile that is intended to roll across the tongue like the mighty Atlantic surf breaking on Barra shores. A balance of floral and herbal notes with juniper, citrus and slight salt creates a refreshing and clean flavour with a warm spice on the finish. The distillery launched their new custom bottle in November 2022, produced from 78% recycled glass. It’s also 17% lighter, plastic free and entirely recyclable.

Tasting notes

Key Flavours:

Nose:

Balance of floral and herbal on the nose

Taste:

Leads to juniper, citrus and dulcet carrageen rolling across the tongue

Finish:

Refreshing and clean, with a long, gratifyingly warm spice finish

Key Botanical(s):

Carrageen

Goes great with:

A wedge of lemon, a sprig of rosemary, tonic and ice
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About

The plan for founders Michael and Katie Morrison, with Michael being born and bread on the island, was always to bring distillation back to the island. Originally distilled outside of Scotland using carrageen seaweed foraged from the Isle of Barra, in May 2019, the dream of establishing the island’s first legal distillery became a reality when the business was granted a full distilling licence and bonded warehouse facilities.

London Dry Gin

London Dry Gin is both a flavour profile and a production method. London Dry Gins tend to follow the traditional, classic flavour of piney juniper, citrus and spice. Alongside juniper, botanicals in London Dry Gin often include orris root, angelica root, cassia bark, citrus peel and coriander, among the core botanicals. The result is a dry gin that features piney juniper along with bursts of citrus and warming spice and earthy, dry notes from use of botanicals such as cassia bark and coriander. Nothing synthetic can be added like flavourings or colours and nothing can be added post distillation apart from water and a tiny amount of sugar meaning all flavours come from distillation.

Production

While the small island distillery continues to produce Barra Atlantic Gin at home on the island, in 2021, they unveiled exciting plans for a new purpose built Whisky and Gin Distillery and Visitor Centre. Not only will the distillery be responsible for making a huge amount of Whisky and gin, but it’s expected to create dozens of jobs and generate additional tourism for the Hebrides and Scotland.

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