Holyrood Distillery picks up Gin of the Year Award

Fantastic news this week from Holyrood Distillery who are delighted to announce they have been awarded Gin of the Year 2022 for their Height of Arrows Gin by premium online drinks retailer, Whisky Exchange. Winning the coveted title highlights Holyrood’s dedication to bringing a new style of the gin market. 

Selected by industry experts, the striped back Height of Arrows impressed with its purity and simplicity – “Juniper takes centre stage in this minimalist gin from Holyrood Distillery in Edinburgh. The sole botanical is distilled with salt and beeswax for a full-bodied spirit with great depth and complexity. An exciting direction for gin.

Holyrood beat out a strong shortlist of gins ranging from classic styles to boundary-pushing new innovations including Little biddy, No.3 London Dry, Tobermory, Porter’s Orchard and East London Co’s – Kew Garden. 
On the Gin of The Year win, Managing Director, Nick Ravenhall noted: ‘I am delighted that Height of Arrows has been named Whisky Exchange’s Gin of the Year. To have Holyrood’s gin thinking acknowledged in this way by folk that we have great respect for has really empowered my young distilling team and this really is Christmas come early. Our heartfelt thanks to Dawn Davies and the team at Whisky Exchange.’

Managing Director of Holyrood Distillery, Nick Ravenhall, says, “In Height of Arrows, we have made a gin
that is distilled from our DNA as whisky makers. In whisky making we work with simplicity. Barley, water
and yeast. We’ve taken this same mind set to Height of Arrows and created a complex gin born from
juniper alone taking centre stage. Our hope is that gin fans will be thrilled to explore a new direction in
modern gin; one that elevates today’s gin drinking experience.”

Tasting Notes
Nose: A balanced presentation of clean fresh pine & resin coupled with light citrus zest

Palate: Initially oily and mouth coating with juicy and rich orange zest and lemon pith then a bold
emergence of black pepper and cardamom, tempered with tapered herbaceous smoothness.

Finish: Long, smooth and dry finish with effervescent spicy notes

Serve: With Height Of Arrows, the drinker is invited to revisit the classics; The Martini, Gibson,
Negroni and rediscover these timeless serves anew. Height of Arrows takes these recipes
deeper into their classic space by minimising the ‘noise’ around the juniper and accentuating
its power by delivering layer, texture and mouthfeel.

Sold in a 70cl bottle and priced at £34.95, Height Of Arrows is currently available to buy at Hard to Find Whisky and
Royal Mile Whiskies but will also be available from Holyrood Distillery’s website

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