Blackwoods is the original vintage gin, made in small batches using a traditional copper pot still. Each vintage is subtly different, the flavour being determined by the availability of our handpicked shetland botanicals. Each variant in the blackwoods range is an award winning spirit. Our 40 vintage gin is made in small batches using a traditional copper pot still. Each vintage of blackwoods dry gin is subtly different, the flavour being determined by the availability of our handpicked shetland botanicals. Our master distiller has carefully crafted our award winning gin to a unique recipe perfected. The first gin in the world using local botanical ingredients from shetland, the islands lying at the far north of scotland. Bracing, crisp and richly aromatic, blackwoods nordic dry gin includes wild water mint, sea pink, angelica and juniper berries picked on shetland by local crofters as well as seven other botanicals from trading routes around the world. The award-winning blackwoods vintage dry gin is truly unique. The wild botanical ingredients are carefully handpicked on the storm-ravished islands of shetland by local crofters and include wild water mint, sea pink, angelica and juniper berries, as well as seven other botanicals from trading routes around the world. snatching your breath away like an arctic gale juliet came home with a bottle of blackwoods 2017 vintage dry gin 40 after finding it on offer at our local supermarket and, being almost six on a friday evening, it would have been rude not to sample what was a new spirit to both of us. Smooth, refined superb taste, but for some reason doesnt linger for long in the bottle! 10th november 2020. Pure nectar & hard to find shop that stocks it! Opened my first bottle christmas. Top of my list for years! I had a preference for their 20 recipe. This is made using a unique blend of botanical sourced from shetland which include marsh marigold, meadow sweet and sea pink. Blackwoods vintage dry gin will thrill even the most sophisticated palate - the flavour is very subtle, but with the botanics coming through strongly. Having tried a number of high end gins, i can honestly say that this is far and away the best.