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Shetland Reel Gin highly commended in two categories at Scottish Rural Awards

Shetland Reel Gin was highly commended in two categories at yesterday evening’s Scottish Rural Awards in Edinburgh. The gin, launched in August last year and produced at the UK’s most northerly distillery in Unst, won the categories for Artisan Drink and Business Start-Up. Shetland Reel Gin is made with nine botanicals, including apple-mint, which is specially grown in Unst. Shetland Reel Gin is made by the Shetland Distillery Company, a partnership of Scotch whisky industry specialist Stuart Nickerson, his wife Wilma and Frank and Debbie Strang, the owners of Saxa Vord. The distillery, established to create gin and whisky, is in the ex-supplies building of the former RAF Saxa Vord base. The Scottish Rural Awards are run jointly by the Scottish Countryside Alliance and Scottish Field.