An introduction to Rock Rose Gin

It’s been well documented on this blog – and across social media – that my Husband and I love gin. It’s our drink of choice and as much as we enjoy drinking gin based cocktails you really cannot beat a classic gin and tonic. We love finding new gins to try so when we were sent a bottle of Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin to try we couldn’t wait to get pouring!

An introduction to Rock Rose Gin and a Giveaway!

The Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin is made at the Dunnet Bay Distillers in Scotland and the first batch was only distilled in August 2014 – so it’s still pretty new as far as gin is concerned. The distillery experimented with botanicals to find just the right blend and ended up with a mix of juniper berries, rhodiola rosea, sea buckthorn, rowan berries and a few other things to make a taste that is fresh and zesty, full of berries and wonderfully smooth to drink.

An introduction to Rock Rose Gin and a Giveaway!

An introduction to Rock Rose Gin and a Giveaway!

Rock Rose went perfectly with our usual tonic and Hubby and I both really enjoyed it – it was the perfect gin and tonic! We’re looking forward to drinking more of it as the evenings get lighter, the days get warmer and we can sit outside once the children are in bed, talking about our day and enjoying some time together – all with a G&T.

An introduction to Rock Rose Gin and a Giveaway!

An introduction to Rock Rose Gin and a Giveaway!

We’ll also be experimenting, making cocktails and drinking Rock Rose with friends. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy socially and I know it will feature a lot in the coming months.

Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

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  1. March 21, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Oh gosh Donna, if I’m brutally honest I think I’d drink this straight, it sounds really aromatic and I don’t think I’d want to spoil it by diluting it!
    Nat.x

    • susan seymour
      April 17, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      With ice and lemon would be for me wouldn’t want to spoil a great gin

  2. March 21, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I love gin, but it is very much a Summery drink for me. I love a gun cocktail, or just with tonic…. is straight out of the bottle bad? I feel like that some days! I bet you have done too at some points recently with your extention!

  3. iain maciver
    March 21, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    straight for me

  4. Kevin Honey
    March 21, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    With bitter lemon and lots of ice

  5. Elizabeth
    March 22, 2017 / 12:04 am

    With orange juice, usually, and some Curaçao if I have it in.

  6. Tracy Nixon
    March 22, 2017 / 5:35 am

    with tonic and ice cubes!

  7. Elizabeth Hinds
    March 22, 2017 / 7:07 am

    I usually drink mine with a lime flavoured tonic – although I’m not fussy at all! 😉

  8. March 22, 2017 / 7:34 am

    This looks delicious – I’d be looking forward to a delicious gin and tonic post-pregnancy! (Or enviously watching my wife drink one sooner, more likely!)

  9. anthony harrington
    March 22, 2017 / 9:26 am

    this would be for my Son-in-Law who would just add ice and a slice

  10. Rob Griffiths
    March 22, 2017 / 9:47 am

    On a nice sunny evening with some lemon and tonic

  11. Claire Simpson
    March 22, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Tonic and lemon slices x

  12. Rhia P
    March 22, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Just with a dash of tonic, over ice. Sounds divine!

  13. Sheena Batey
    March 22, 2017 / 10:11 am

    With a good quality tonic and a slice of lime.

  14. stuart hargreaves
    March 22, 2017 / 11:12 am

    straight would be ideal

  15. Sare Davies
    March 22, 2017 / 11:18 am

    My other half is a huge gin fan and likes to drink it neat. I probably wouldn’t get a look in!

  16. Louise Smith
    March 22, 2017 / 11:24 am

    With Elderflowrr Tonic and a slice of lime

  17. Eleanor Beavan
    March 22, 2017 / 11:27 am

    I would drink mine with tonic, ice and a slice of lime. It has to be lime for me you can’t beat it.

  18. March 22, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I think I’d drink my gin with a slice of lemon & a little ice. Perfect accompaniment to a nice takeaway x

  19. Lindsay
    March 22, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    So many options for garnish! I’m loving tonic and slices of orange at the moment…

  20. Jane Willis
    March 22, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    With tonic, ice, a slice of lime and a lot of nostalgia for my days living close to Dunnet Bay where it is produced

  21. Louise Comb
    March 22, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I like it best with a mixer called Ting, or failing that, some bitter lemon 🙂

  22. Phillipa ODonovan
    March 22, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    With cucumber, lime, ice and slimline tonic

  23. Iris Tilley
    March 22, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    I do actually love it with tonic and slice of lemon or lime

  24. Jo Glasspool
    March 22, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Gin and slim with lots of ice!

  25. Katie Skeoch
    March 22, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    With tonic, ice & a slice!

  26. Sarah Mackay
    March 22, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    With some bitter lemon

  27. Cherry Edwards
    March 22, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I love a dry martini (or two ! )

  28. Harline parkin
    March 23, 2017 / 4:07 am

    The classic gin and tonic

  29. Rena Plumridge
    March 23, 2017 / 7:01 am

    With tonic ice and lemon

  30. Amy Fidler
    March 23, 2017 / 8:44 am

    With a splash of lemonade and fresh blackberries,can’t beat a good Bramble Gin Cocktail x

  31. mick proctor
    March 23, 2017 / 8:53 am

    With elderflower tonic , ice and a slice of cucumber

  32. Zoe
    March 23, 2017 / 9:31 am

    My other half went to Scotland to climb Mt Ben Nevis and he brought me back a bottle of Rock Rose gin, beats a tacky magnet any day!!! It is one of my favourites and smooth enough to drink neat over ice.

    I usually drink gin with tonic and lots of ice. Garnish depends on which gin I have chosen.

  33. PRD
    March 23, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Tall glass, lots of ice, slices of lemon and lemon and tonic and through a straw!

  34. pete c
    March 23, 2017 / 9:51 am

    very traditional; usually with ice and lemon alone

  35. Jo Carroll
    March 23, 2017 / 10:19 am

    I like my Gin with a drop of lemonade…really refreshing. x

  36. Jules Eley
    March 23, 2017 / 11:07 am

    in a glass ;P

  37. Liam Bishop
    March 23, 2017 / 11:35 am

    We love a gin in our house! I prefer it cold with lemonade, Lucy likes it with slim tonic. Definitely a slice of lemon if there is one about! (or cucumber if it’s Hendricks)

  38. Angela Treadway
    March 23, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    orange juice! x

  39. amy bondoc
    March 23, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    usually just with a bit of lemon

  40. Kristie Metcalfe
    March 23, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Sounds so good!

  41. Susan Smith
    March 23, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    With a dash of tonic and a slice of lemon

  42. Katie
    March 23, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    With elderflower!

  43. aj
    March 23, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    at a bbq on a hot summers night

  44. William Gould
    March 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Always long with tonic and ice, usually on the patio after a hard days gardening in the summer!

  45. Mari Sutherland
    March 23, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    With a splash of tonic and a twist of lime

  46. Iris W
    March 24, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I would drink it with tonic, a bit of ice and lemon

  47. Maria Blythin
    March 24, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    ice, a slice of lemon and a little tonic

  48. Judith Allen
    March 24, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I wouldn’t, but my partner or my Dad would have if with ice and tonic.

  49. Ruth Harwood
    March 25, 2017 / 11:22 am

    With plenty of tonic!!

  50. Becky Duffy
    March 25, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I’ll drink mine with tonic water and a slice of lemon!

  51. Lorna Ledger
    March 25, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Ice and a slice! Of lime and lime, and a really posh tonic xx

  52. CLAIRE WOODS
    March 26, 2017 / 9:36 am

    with ice

  53. Caroline Hunter
    March 26, 2017 / 10:40 am

    I’d have it with tonic and a slice of lemon 🙂

  54. Keith Hunt
    March 26, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    long island tea

  55. MARGARET gallagher
    March 26, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Over ice with a lime slice perfect

  56. Solange
    March 26, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I would drink it with tonic, ice and a slice of lemon.

  57. justine meyer
    March 26, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    On the rocks with some lime x

  58. March 28, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Has to be gin with fever tree tonic, ice and a slice too. And a very large glass x

  59. Katy Malkin
    March 28, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    With homemade lemonade and ice

  60. Sarah Ann
    March 28, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I like my gin with ice, tonic and a slice of lemon or lime.

  61. Victoria Hall
    March 28, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    On its own with a little ice

  62. Stevie
    March 29, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    We have a indoor lemon tree and when they’re ripe they’re lovely in gin.

  63. Grace Oliver
    March 29, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Just over some ice

  64. Rachel Butterworth
    April 1, 2017 / 12:26 am

    Over ice with a slice of lemon.

  65. Abigail Cullen
    April 2, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    With tonic, lemon and ice.

  66. Jacqui Graham
    April 3, 2017 / 7:41 am

    With Elderflowrr Tonic and a slice of lime and lots of ice

  67. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 3, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I would drink my gin with some ice and a nice slice of lemon

  68. Alison Johnson
    April 3, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Splash of lime & lemonade & ice

  69. Rich Tyler
    April 6, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Ice, Lemon

  70. Michelle Wild
    April 6, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    With a cinnamon stick and Fentimans rose lemonade.

  71. purpleshoes
    April 9, 2017 / 9:53 am

    with tonic, ice and a slice of lime

  72. Allan Wilson
    April 10, 2017 / 7:55 am

    As it’s a premium gin, it would be with a premium tonic, ice, and a slice of both lemon & lime.

  73. Kim Neville
    April 10, 2017 / 8:40 am

    With ice and tonic

  74. charlotte
    April 10, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    tonic and some ice 🙂

  75. Jacki MacTaggart
    April 10, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    My favourite gin..needs to be treated with tlc…pour gently over ice and use quality Fever Tree Tonic, garnish with a curl of orange-enjoy xx

  76. Maxine G
    April 10, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    with freshly squeezed orange juice

  77. Kim M
    April 10, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    With tonic and lots of ice x

  78. Lisa Wilkinson
    April 12, 2017 / 10:40 am

    With bitter lemon

  79. Emma Whittaker
    April 12, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Lots of ice wedge of lime and slimline tonic 🙂

  80. stephen holman
    April 12, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    big balloon gin glass, ice lemon with slimline tonic – nice and simple!

  81. Laura Whittle
    April 13, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Tonic and lemon x

  82. Sarah hanson
    April 13, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Tonic and lime every time

  83. Sheri Darby
    April 13, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    With Icae & tonic

  84. Mickie Bull
    April 14, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Slimline Tonic and a wedge of lime!

  85. JULIE WARD
    April 15, 2017 / 12:07 am

    I wouldn’t, I would give it to D-I-L, I think she has it with tonic

  86. carole n
    April 15, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    with tonic and a slice – lovely

  87. Ann Skamarauskas
    April 15, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    with an exceptionally fine tonic, ice and a slice of lime

  88. Tracey Belcher
    April 15, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I would endeavour to drink it slowly on the rocks with a slice of Lime and some tonic….

  89. Elanor Rice
    April 15, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Cucumber & tonic are my perfect mixers. 🙂

  90. Sofie
    April 16, 2017 / 1:46 am

    in a g& t!
    ,

  91. Allan Fullarton
    April 16, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    With a slice of lime.

  92. Andrew Hindley
    April 16, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I would drink the gin with Pink Lemonade

  93. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    April 16, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    with slim line tonic and lemon slice

  94. Susan B
    April 16, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I don’t drink spirits but several family members do and they enjoy it the traditional way with ice, tonic and lemon.

  95. Amanda Gregory
    April 16, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Just with ice and a slice of lemon.

  96. Nancy Bradford
    April 16, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    With ice and tonic and loads of lime or lemon.

  97. Lauren Old
    April 16, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    With some diet lemonade

  98. Lynsey Buchanan
    April 16, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I would drink my gin with some tonic.

  99. gemma blake
    April 16, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    with some fevertree tonic…. my favourite drink!

  100. pauline black
    April 17, 2017 / 5:33 am

    on the rocks with some lemon and lime

  101. Michaela Hannah
    April 17, 2017 / 5:47 am

    I love it with tonic and either a slice of lime or lemon

  102. Sheila Reeves
    April 17, 2017 / 6:21 am

    I’d have it with lots of ice and a small amount of Fevertree Tonic

  103. A.E. ADKINS
    April 17, 2017 / 8:43 am

    With Fever Tree or Fentimans tonic and garnished with a slice of citrus or cucumber depending on the gin

  104. emma kinsey
    April 17, 2017 / 9:38 am

    with tonic and ice

  105. Diana
    April 17, 2017 / 9:47 am

    With elderflower tonic 🙂

  106. minnie
    April 17, 2017 / 11:50 am

    With cloudy lemon 🙂

  107. Mary Martin
    April 17, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Like you Gin is my drink of choice and Rock Rose Gin is a new brand to me and would be delighted to try it.

  108. Gemma Cook
    April 17, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    With tonic, ice and a slice of lime & lemon

  109. Mike Gerrie
    April 17, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    With a couple of ice stones so as not to dilute the Gin

  110. Cindy Gillespie
    April 17, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I would drink my gin with elderflower cordial – It is delish x

  111. Gem Symes
    April 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Ooo good old fashioned gin and tonic for me with lime and ice

  112. Natalie Crossan
    April 17, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    with lemon – i’d make a gin fizz 😀 xxx

  113. Natalie Gillham
    April 17, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I would try to make some cocktails with it!

  114. Ben Robb
    April 17, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    on a hot day with a great thirst I might guzzle it down with a touch of tonic + loads of ice!

  115. tee simpson
    April 17, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    i would drink it neat

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