Shetland Reel Simmer Gin is a special edition gin inspired by the magical Shetland “Simmer Dim” or summer twilight. When the sun barley falls below the horizon, seeming like an endless day.
Distilled and bottled on Unst. Britain’s most northerly inhabited isle. “Simmer Gin” is a true reflection of the lasting amber skies with an intense orange flavour and a spicy finish, for that perfect warm summer glow.
Simmer Gin has an ABV of 49% and is made with seven botanicals including orange peel, orris root powder, liquorice root and caraway seeds as well as more customary juniper berries.
Shetland Reel Simmer Gin Tasting Notes :-
Nose : The nose opens with strong juniper nose and then sweet orange comes through. On the pallet the juniper is reduced and it becomes sweet, very sweet orange and liquorice with a sweet lingering finish.
With tonic there is more juniper on the nose but also an earthiness associated with the liquorice.
Palate : Initial orange, some juniper then moving to general sweetness and a very lingering orangeyness.
Serving Suggestions: As always this works great with tonic but for an extra special twist, try with Fevertree Sicilian Lemonade and a sprig of fresh rosemary. You’ll be lounging in a citrus grove in no time!