Craft Gin Club Summer Road Trip: Rock Rose rocks the Caithness coast

rock rose gin

Summer time = traveling time! What's better than throwing your gear in a suitcase and throwing your work into the dustbin as you leave your stress and troubles far behind in exchange for a sun-filled season of new adventures? We can't think of much - except sipping a cool, craft G&T. But what makes that G&T even better? Drinking it at the distillery where the gin was made!

This summer, we're taking a trip through the regions of our craft distiller partners, the places where they make the delicious, small-batch gins that Craft Gin Club Members enjoy every month.

This August, our Gin of the Month comes from way up at the UK mainland's most Northern Point, the village of Dunnet in County Caithness. Caithness locals Claire and Martin Murray returned with their children from some time abroad to launch their distillery, the Dunnet Bay Distillery, and have produced one of the UK's fastest growing craft gins, Rock Rose. Caithness is one of the counties through which the North Coast 500 - Scotland's answer to America's Route 66 - passes. Drivers along the route will marvel at the beauty of Caithness, of which Claire and Martin are very proud. Here we visit some of their favourite spots.   

The Dunnet Bay Distillery

dunnet bay distillery

Duncansby Stacks

duncansby stacks

Castle of Mey

castle of mey

Dunnet Head

dunnet head

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

castle sinclair girnigoe

Whaligoe Steps

whaligoe steps