Blackwood's is truly the essence of Shetland, and the world's only handpicked gin. Local crofters harvest our Shetland botanicals each summer, roughly between June and September (depending when summer comes, and whether it's warm and dry like 2003 or cool and wet and windy like 2005) in proportions that do not disturb the fragile local habitat.
We have a sustainable harvesting programme to ensure harmony with Shetland's unspoilt environment. This was developed with us by Highland Natural Products, FWAG and the Orkney Agronomy College.
After harvesting the plants are brought down to the mainland of Scotland to be gently small-batch distilled.