- SMALL BATCH CRAFT GINS -
- FROM DEVON -
DEVON BORN AND BRED
Shag Rock uses vapour infusion to gently extract the flavour from our chosen botanicals which produces a smoother tasting spirit. We also use one shot distillation which means what you get is simply the result of the infusion process with nothing added apart from the pure Dartmoor water which is used to dilute the spirit. After distillation we allow our gin to rest for several weeks before bottling by hand and numbering each bottle. The process is measured, unhurried to ensure consistent quality with every distillation. The result is distinctive, dry, refreshingly aromatic nose with a hint of citrus notes. A landmark gin which reflects its place of conception. Beautiful, sometimes ethereal Meadfoot Beach and the silent sentinel that guards its entrance. Shag Rock.
DISCOVERED ON MEADFOOT BEACH...
SHAG ROCK NAVY STRENGTH IS THE EXCITING NEW ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY.
NO NEED TO LOOK FURTHER
The Shag Rock story started in December 2020. The wind was gusting force seven. Occasional showers swept across Meadfoot Beach. Waves crashing against the small outcrop lying in the bay. Undeterred four folk went foraging in search of botanicals. After some hours their mission was complete. The basis for a new, deliciously different gin was established. At that point the task of realising the Shag Rock Gin concept was handed to Dom O'nions, award winning distiller of Teignmouth based Thunderflower gin. Using the infusion process, he has created the unique, crisp, enticingly aromatic taste of Shag Rock. Landmark gins.
And now we'd like to introduce a new member of the family, Shag Rock Navy. Distilled in true navy tradition to a strength of 57%, this gin delivers a full yet subtle flavour with fennel and citrus high notes. Like it's little brother it mixes wonderfully well with aromatic tonic or used as the basis for a full bodied cocktail.
- 50.4543O N, 3.5074O W -
Shag Rock is comprised of Devonian Limestone unique in Western Europe, and located within the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark which is geologically renowned for its 350-400 million year old Marine Devonian limestones. It has seen vast extremes throughout the ages, from a tropical warm seascape to the landscape of a Permian desert. Today Shag Rock is a temporary resting place for the birds from which its name derives. The shag is a species of cormorant, goose-sized, long-necked and the inspiration for our bottle which follows a similar, distinctive shape.
IT'S A MATTER OF TASTE
1 measure Shag Rock poured over ice
Good splash of Fever Tree Aromatic tonic water
Generous slice of Orange
Enjoyed at your leisure
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