Scotland’s Orkney Distillery will release their new Northwest Passage Expedition Gin with botanicals from the shores of Orkney and the Hudson Bay in Canada.
The new gin will pay tribute to the explorers who sought to find a new route to Asia, while also helping to raise money for a team of rowers who plan to row the Northwest Passage, the sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which passes through the Arctic Ocean.
Leven Brown, seven-time ocean-rowing Guinness World Record holder and expedition leader, said: “We are thrilled to launch Northwest Passage Expedition Gin to support our 2021 expedition and raise awareness for ocean conservation. This is our first step towards making history.”
The new expression is made with botanicals from the shores of Orkney and the Hudson Bay in Canada. It is said to pay tribute to the explorers who sought to find a new route to Asia.
The gin uses botanicals such as sugar kelp, angelica, ramanas rose and burnet rose.
Stephen Kemp, co-founder of The Orkney Distillery, said: “The creation of Northwest Passage Expedition Gin has been inspirational and we are thrilled to have been part of something so exciting.
“The result is a high-quality gin, created using a selection of botanicals rooted in history and from the same water source that supplied the ships of Captain Cook and Sir John Franklin. We hope existing and new gin drinkers will enjoy it.”
Furthermore, the rowing team will also take part in data collection for non-profit organisation the Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, which will be used for future research.
For more information on Northwest Passage Expedition Gin, go to orkneydistilling.com