To welcome back the Shetland Folk Festival once again, The Shetland Distillery Company has launched a limited-edition gin.
“Hubbelskyu ‘22” – a Shetland dialect word for uproar – has been created in collaboration with the Shetland Folk Festival committee. The distillery company has created it to mark the 2022 festival, celebrating the festival’s (long-awaited) 40th year.
The distillery believes their newest gin couldn’t have been more appropriately named for 22’s festival; Uproar. After two challenging years for many in the music and hospitality industry, they’re delighted to see live music and events returning to Shetland.
Each of the bottles available has been hand-numbered and labelled by the team at the Saxa Vord distillery in Unst and £1 from every bottle sold will be donated to the voluntary committee to help towards the future funding costs of the festival.
Co-owner Debbie said: “ The Shetland Distillery Company are delighted to have collaborated with The Shetland Folk Festival once again to create a brand new limited edition gin for the ‘22 festival. After a difficult few years for the music industry, we are delighted to see that festival return again and I have no doubt it will be a roaring success.”
The main botanicals used to create the gin were juniper, coriander, orange and lemon peel and bladderwrack seaweed – which is used in their award-winning Ocean Sent Gin. The gin was settled in a sherry cask and has been bottled at 40 per cent alcohol by volume to celebrate the 40 years.
It is a gin said to be inspired by the sea as it crashes into Shetland, and by a sweetness to celebrate the friends that are reunited once again and the new ones that will be made from the coming together of wonderful music and community.
The new release is now available to buy on the Shetland Reel website.