By: Andy Christie (Co-Founder, Devenick Drinks Co.)
When most folk hear the word ‘Speyside’ they usually think of one thing – whisky! Yes, this lovely region of Scotland is best known for producing some of the greatest single malts in the world, but did you know that it’s also home to high quality gin and vodka – something that Snawstorm Scottish Spirits have perfected!
Snawstorm, the Scots word for ‘Snowstorm’ (I’m sure you didn’t need me to point that out) is very apt for the distilleries northern location and because, well Scotland is partial to a wee dusting of the white stuff – even in April!! Now enough about snow, lets talk about booze! Snawstorm’s small batch gin and vodka is distilled using a blend of the finest grain and Speyside malted barley spirit. As with whisky, a key ingredient to Snawstorm is high quality water – and that high quality water comes direct from natural springs located within the Cairngorm Mountains, the source to some of the purest water in the world!
Snawstorm Gin is a highland dry gin distilled in small batches using a blend of grain, malted barley spirit and pure Cairngorm spring water. Boasting 11 botanicals including juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root, lemon peel, cubeb, Scots pine needles, fresh lime peel, almonds, liquorice root, cassia bark & orange combine to create this clean, crisp and exceptionally smooth traditional gin. Buy now – Snawstorm Scottish Gin
Snawstorm Vodka is clean and crisp on the palate with subtle caramel undertones and a fruity twist coming from the single malt barley spirit used in our distillation process. This vodka is extremely smooth and works perfectly in a long drink, cocktail or served neat over ice.
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Snawstorm Cask Aged Vodka is a multi award-winning vodka, aged in an American Bourbon cask where the vanilla, honeyed oak and subtle spice of the bourbon give extra layers of depth and flavour. This is a rare type of vodka has to be tasted in order to be truly appreciated! Goes very well on the rocks or with a dash of ginger ale but don’t take our word, try it for yourself – Limited Edition Cask Aged Vodka