Rock Rose vodka

I have another beautiful bottle from Dunnet Bay Distillery to giveaway to one lucky winner (you lucky devils, you)!

This time it’s the truly unique, Holy Grass Vodka, which is hand-crafted in the far North of Scotland. It’s the most recent release from the multi-award winning Dunnet Bay Distillery in Caithness and it features the unusual botanical Holy Grass, once discovered on the banks of the nearby Thurso River by Robert Dick.

Here are some top facts about this top tipple:

Holy Grass, so-called as it was once used to bring a sweet, vanilla smell to church floors, brings a wonderful and distinct herbaceous flavour to this vodka.

Holy Grass Vodka by Dunnet Bay Distillery

A celebration of local produce and ingredients, the spirit is also infused with a carefully crafted vapour of Highland apples and apple juice, to complement the sweetness of the Holy Grass. The result is a delicate and fresh vodka with a creamy smooth finish

The craft vodka is carefully distilled by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, who have devised a secret and completely unique way to distil the vodka, using Elizabeth, their traditional copper pot still, and Caithness stone.

Holy Grass Vodka by Dunnet Bay Distillery

You can find out more at dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk

Check out these cocktails below for some inspiration:

 

The Rose Tree

Rose Tree Cocktail

 

By Paul Dent, Old Fashioned Cocktail Company

Ingredients

  • 50ml Holy Grass Vodka
  • 15ml Briottet Liqueur de Rose
  • 10ml Gifffard Crème Pamplemousse
  • Dash of Fee Brothers Rhubarb bitters
  • 2 Slices of Cucumber
  • Rose Petal
  • Cube of Turkish Delight
  • Star Anise

Method

Place a champagne coupe glass in the freezer for ten minutes.

In the glass half of the Boston shaker, add a level scoop-full of cubed ice.

Pour the Rock Rose Vodka, Rose Liqueur, Grapefruit Liqueur (Pamplemousse) into the shaker and add a slice of Cucumber and a dash of Bitters.

Combine the shaker and shake hard until an ice crust forms on the outside of the steel half.

Strain using a Hawthorne strainer and a fine strainer into the chilled coupe glass.

Garnish with a floating Star Anise and the remaining slice of Cucumber, the Turkish Delight and Rose petal on a cocktail stirring rod.

Homecoming

Homecoming cocktail

By James Bowker, Head Bartender, The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel

This cocktail is very light and fragrant, as well as being extremely versatile for food pairings.

 

Ingredients

  • 40ml Holy Grass Vodka
  • 1 Cherry Tomato (muddled)
  • 4 medium mint leaves
  • 15ml Fresh Lemon juice
  • 15ml 1:1 Sugar Syrup
  • Tonic water

 

Method

Shake the vodka, cherry tomato, mint, lemon juice and sugar syrup with a scoop of ice in a cocktail shaker

Pour through a strainer into a long glass filled with crushed ice and top with tonic water. 

Yummy.

To win a bottle worth £34 please enter via Rafflecopter below:

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Please drink responsibly.

You must be over 18 to enter this competition.

UK only.

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50 Responses

  1. Cath Joyce

    I think I am going to try some of these with my friends later!
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  2. Natalia

    I would love to win ! I never heard of this vodka. It looks amazing and perfect for bbq on summer

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  3. Karen Usher

    Must be good for me if it says “Holy” at the beginning, a higher being would want me to drink this and share it with my friends 🙂

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  4. Katie Donnelly

    Vodka is my fave and I have never heard of this never mind tried it. I haven’t drank for 12 months (pregnant). Baby was born in Jan and would be lovely to relax with a glass of this now shes started sleeping!!

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  5. Vivien Baird

    I would love to win. I would share it with my Daughter its her favourite drink

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  6. Abigail Cullen

    I would love to win this as I do quite like a short for a drink and have never tried this brand before.

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  7. rebecca h

    I’d love to win to give this as an anniversary gift to my husband! he loves collecting and drinking different drinks!

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  8. Jade Pawley

    I would love to give this to my parents..They would be over the moon with this!

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  9. Eleanor Beavan

    I would love to win. I adore Vodka but have never been able to afford such a luxurious one like this !

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  10. Emma Jones

    I would love to win as the summer is coming and would be fab to use for cocktails while entertaining in the garden!

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  11. Jacqui Graham

    It is my turn to hold ‘cocktail night’ so it is gin fizz all round ! lovely giveaway as always 😉

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  12. Laura Jeffs

    I would love to win because both my husband and I love vodka, and vodka cocktails 🙂

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  13. Irene Wright

    vodka is my spirit – have tried many different kinds all over the world but never seen this one before. Would love to try it!!
    By the way, your Instagram link doesn’t work.

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  14. William G

    I would love to win as I love vodka and this one sounds very interesting, but outside my price range! The empty bottle looks like it could make a nice piece of décor also!

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  15. Anthea Holloway

    I would love to win this because I grow blackcurrants and would make a type of creme de cassis with it – absolutely delicious and wonderful in cocktails.

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  16. Jane Willis

    I’d love to win for the memories of picnics in the sand dunes on Dunnet Beach that would come flooding back to me with every glorious sip.
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  17. Brad Start

    I love their gin and would really like to see if their vodka is just as good.

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