Producer's notes - We make Blackwood's Vintage Dry Gin with hand-harvested Shetland botanicals.
Local crofters harvest our Shetland botanicals each summer, roughly between June and September (depends when summer comes, and whether it's warm and dry like 2003 or cool and wet and windy like 2005) in proportions that do not disturb the fragile local habitat.
We have a sustainable harvesting programme to ensure harmony with Shetland's unspoilt environment. The sustainable sourcing and harvesting was developed with us by Highland Natural Products, FWAG and the Orkney Agronomy College.
The plants are brought down to the mainland of Scotland to be gently small-batch distilled.
Blackwood's is truly the essence of Shetland, and the world's only handpicked gin.