Called 'Original' simply because it was the first distilled product from Saxa Vord
Distillery. It is our first core gin bottled at 43% abv and was launched in October
The main local botanical is applemint which is grown and harvested in Unst, the most
northerly inhabited island in the UK.
It contains nine different botanicals including the applemint which gives the gin a
delicate freshness. This combined with the cinnamon, coriander and citrus peels to
create a well-balanced London Dry Gin.
Available throughout the UK and through our on-line shop from the most northerly
post offce in Shetland. In 2014 it was exported to Germany, and it is now available
in South Africa, Canada, Norway, Belgium and Japan. In 2019 it will be available in
The initial palate is juniper, mixed spice, sweetness with a citrus tang
and a refreshing hint of mint at the end.