ABV: 41.3% | Location: Burray, Orkney
Mikkelmas Gin is handcrafted by the multi award winning Orkney Gin Company and is inspired by The Mikkel Feast, or the Feast of St Michael.
The Mikkel Feast is traditionally celebrated by Orcadians from 29th September to 12th October, marking the end of the harvest and summer. The tradition still exists today with most parishes still hosting their own Harvest Home, a traditional meal and dance that lasts long into the night.
Made using a combination of traditional botanicals including juniper berries, cinnamon and orange peel as well as locally sourced botanicals such as ling heather and wild rosehips.
The gin is presented in a stoneware bottle that depicts an Orkney ‘Selkie’. The Selkies are mysterious, shape-shifting creatures of Orcadian legend. In the sea, they take the form of seals. On the land, they cast aside their sealskins and emerge as beautiful young men and women, mysterious and alluring.