Rock Rose Gin

Flavourful and fresh, zesty yet berryful with a long smooth finish.

Rock Rose Gin gets its wonderful flavour from a carefully selected and put together creation of local and traditional botanicals. Each one meticulously chosen for their flavour properties to create the perfect taste.

After fifty five experiments by Martin & Claire the final recipe was chosen to give a wee taste of Caithness and the very first batch was distilled on the 17th August 2014.

41.5% Alc Vol. - 700ml


1069 in stock

(8 customer reviews)
Rock Rose Gin - Original Edition

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Rock Rose Gin

Tasting Notes


A delicate bouquet of rose, mixed with deeper cardamom and a touch of citrus.


Fruity berries merge with a floral nose to give a full-bodied, rounded gin. Bright notes ping as the juniper comes forward.


The sharpness of the sea buckthorn emerges, but once again is rounded off by berries and a juniper heart. Smooth sherbet lemon notes create a lingering finish.

Rock Rose is one of the finest Gins I have had the privilege of tasting, easily challenging the more established marques. Definitely worthy of the awards and recognition it has already received. Thank you for the experience…

Keith Byrom

Rock Rose Gin


San Fransisco World Spirits Competition Bronze Medal Top Award at Great Taste Awards 2015 Scotland Food And Drink Excellence Awards Best Product Award Runner Up The Spirits Business Silver Medal IWSC 2016 Silver Packaging Award IWSC Silver Gin & Tonic Award IWSC Silver Gin Award Rock Rose Gin Navy Strength 5 Star Diffords Guide Gold Grocer Drink Award - Gin

Rock Rose Gin


  • Sea Buckthorn

    Sea buckthorn is a silvery leafed shrub that grows along the coastline and produces clusters of vibrant orange berry-like fruit, soft, juicy and rich in oils. The fruit is highly celebrated for its high vitamin C content, around fifteen times more than an orange!

    We, however, use the berries for their taste – gorgeously fruity yet crisp.

  • Rhodiola rosea

    Rhodiola rosea is a plant that thrives in colder climes making it ideal for the fresh breezes of Caithness. We use the root of the plant which adds a delicate floral note to our gin.

    Over a thousand years ago, the Vikings would harvest wild exposed cliffs to gather Rhodiola rosea. This was thought to give them the extra strength to continue on their long arduous journeys.

  • Juniper Berries

    Juniper is the predominant botanical – otherwise it just wouldn’t be gin! We select our juniper from two different countries. Both junipers are subjected to a vapour infusion process and the Bulgarian juniper gives lemon sherbert notes, whilst the Italian juniper gives a real warmth and depth to the flavour of the gin.

Rock Rose Gin

Perfect Serve

Rock Rose Gin - Perfect Serve


  • Pour 50ml Rock Rose Gin into one of our beautiful gin glasses and top with 100ml tonic.
  • Toast a sprig of rosemary to use as a garnish.
  • Claire's

  • In one of our gorgeous gin glasses add 25ml Rock Rose Gin and around 75ml tonic.
  • Garnish with a curl of orange to bring out the sweeter notes!

Rock Rose Gin


  1. Phyllis Pettitt

    This gin has the absolute wow factor. I ordered two bottles at Christmas 2014 while visiting rellies in UK. We wanted one to bring back with us to Australia and the other was a pressie for a friend in UK. However, we just don’t seem to be able to part with that second bottle and it is sitting in my Mum’s house, waiting for our return visit at Christmas 2015! Lucky us, we can enjoy this wonderful gin across two continents!! Not only do we love the gin but we also love the labelling. Everything about it is just fab!!

  2. Mrs p rouse

    I bought a bottle of rock rose gin whilst on holiday.And its lovely my husband and I both love it and will definitely be ordering another bottle once our bottle is empty. We would definitely recommend this gin and it is a lovely bottle too.yours truly pat & Brian rouse.

  3. Keith Byrom

    I was fortunate enough to meet Martin and Claire while supporting a friend on his run from John O’Groats to Land’s End. I was also lucky enough to get an unplanned tour of a ‘not quite finished’ but still impressive distillery, hosted by Martin.

    Rock Rose is one of the finest Gin’s I have had the privilege of tasting, easily challenging the more established marques. Definitely worthy of the awards and recognition it has already received.

    Thank you for the experience…

  4. Bryn Williams

    Great Gin to have….drank whole bottle myself whilst thinking of heathers and deers! Sublime when alone looking through the window seeing dreary England as was wishing to be in far north at this time of the yearning heathers bloom….

  5. Matthew

    Matthew Rouse, just a quick note to say not only do my wife and I love all your various Gins first brought at Tatton Flower show 2019.,but also the excellent service we received recently when delivery was a bit of a problem due to the remoteness of where we live. Needless to say all ended well ,and we will not hesitate to order again. It’s just difficult to pick a favorate. Oh well it will have to be one of each
    Thanks again
    Matthew and Emma

  6. Tina Coyle

    This is my all time fav gin ! I love them all spring is the one I love the most ! Lovely on a spring evening amazing aroma great with a sprig of rosemary fresh from the garden and Mediterranean tonic

  7. Costa (verified owner)

    Fantastic Gin and without a doubt out favourite. The Sloe Gin is outstanding too. No other gin is required, just go for Rock Rose. Our visit to the distillery is imminent!

  8. Fiona Duncan

    Original Edition…..Probably the best gin in the World

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