Orkney Spirits Company Aatta London Dry Gin 44% 70cl
Founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Gary and Andrea Watt, the Orkney Gin Company created the first gin to be made on the island, which was previously better known for whisky distilleries such as Scapa and Highland Park.
There is lots of Norse influence on Orkney, and Aatta is no exception - the name itself is Old Norse for 'eight', referencing the 8 runs of distillation using 8 botancials that this particular gin goes through.
Orange, cinnamon, rosehip and vanilla provide a softly fruity profile, with a somewhat rich texture accentuating the hints of citrus fruit. There's a pleasant spicy bite of coriander on the finish though, lifting the notes and ensuring it doesn't dissipate quickly.
It's got enough backbone to work in a variety of gin-forward cocktails such as a classic Martini - in fact, go for a more 1800s style and add a bar spoon of Curacao to two parts gin and 1 part dry vermouth to highlight that orange-y note!
And a word on the bottle - reminding me of Suntory Hibiki, this is truly a stunning piece of glassare, with the Selkie - a precursor to a mermaid - in the background reaching up to the top of the bottle. It's definitely one to keep once it's emptied!
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