Made by Dunnet Bay Distillers all the way up in North Scotland, this wonderfully floral gin gets its name from the Rhodiola Rosea, or rock rose, which the Vikings used to harvest because it was thought to give them the extra strength to continue on their long arduous journeys. Other locally foraged botanicals in the gin include rowan berries, sea buckthorn, and verbena. An Old Tom is a sweetened gin that used to be quite common in the 18th-19th century. Rock Rose's version uses small amounts of muscovado sugar to encase the citrus flavour and create depth and complexity. Fresh and zesty on the nose. Lovely balance of pink grapefruit, juniper and sweetness. Vanilla coming through in the background. Lasting long finish with a deep grapefruit tang.