Well, it's finally time for our reveal. Isle of Cumbrae Distillers is proud to share our newest gin, Croc Rock gin, celebrating Crocodile Rock, one of the most recognised symbols of the island for over 100 years. Our main botanicals of Cacao, stem ginger and orange symbolise the love we all have for the Croc, while at the same time recognising the potential danger of his bite. Every visitor to Millport has special moments and memories of Crocodile Rock. For us, Croc Rock truly symbolises the spirit of Millport. We hope you enjoy our gin! Our first batch of 100 bottles is available to the public today, the 1st of April, online from 8am and in our distillery shop from Noon-4pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support! A special thank you to local Nicola Muldoon for allowing us to use her lovely photo of Millport to showcase Croc Rock gin
Croc Rock Gin Contemporary Style Gin 43% Feature Botanicals: Cacao Nib, Orange and Ginger The nose has the fresh aromas of pine-forward juniper and orange, subtle spicey tones that fill out the heavier citrus notes. The first sip brings forward the sweetness of the stem ginger and orange on the tip of the tongue. As you start to sense a warmth of heat from the ginger, you simultaneously taste a note of dark chocolate, perfectly balanced with the depth of the cacao creating a nuanced, rich flavour in the finish, the subtle cacao flavours continuing to linger long after you put down the glass. The serve: This provocative gin, integrating fresh orange and the sweetness of the stem ginger with the rich round flavours of chocolate makes it versatile enough to serve neat, over ice or in a classic G&T, with a splash of refreshingly light Fever Tree and a citrus or ginger garnish.