Johannistag Navy Strength Old Tom is Orkney Gin Company’s latest creation, marking the centenary of the Scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Orkney’s Scapa Flow. 1,000 special edition bottles will be released: 500 in November, when the German Fleet fist entered Scapa Flow 100 years ago, and 500 in June 2019, marking the date the ships were scuttled. Johannistag is 57%abv, which means that it is a ‘Navy Strength’ gin.
The name is German, and translates to Mid Summers Day, or St Johns Day. The botanicals in Johannistag reflect Orkney’s summer climate, with a smooth Old Tom style finish, lightly sweetened using Orcadian honey sourced in Shapinsay. A percentage of the profits will be donated to Orkney’s RNLI.
Perfect serve: Serve with a good quality Indian tonic with clementine
Botanicals: juniper, honey, rose, heather flower
Available from: www.orkneygincompany.com Available in shops and pubs in Orkney and the Aberdeen Whisky Shop