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Review: Stillhead Wild Blackberry Gin

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 17, 2023

Stillhead Distillery began operations in October of 2017 in Duncan, British Columbia with a vision to distill the essence of Vancouver Island into their brands. They do this by adding distinct Vancouver Island ingredients to their products showcasing their home in every bottle. Their flagship spirit, Wild Blackberry Gin, uses handpicked, local berries (100% wild blackberries) from the Cowichan Valley as well as Canadian honey.

This is constructed as a flavoured gin, not a liqueur. Therefore the sweetness of the honey is kept in check. The flavoured spirit is constructed to be a versatile cocktail mixer, a bramble in a bottle, or perhaps to be simply enjoyed over ice.

Bottled at 37.5 % alcohol by volume, Stillhead’s Wild Blackberry Gin was named the Best Canadian Flavoured Gin for two years in a row (2020 1nd 2021) at the World Gin Awards, in London, Uk.

Review: Stillhead Wild Blackberry Gin

” … The nose is a little retrained, I notice mild indications of fruity blackberry alongside the light spiciness of what I believe is coriander. Hints of juniper peak out through the blackberry, and after that I am only guessing as the other scents and smells seem jumbled together or hidden completely by the fruit which has gained momentum as the glass sits. …”

Please enjoy the review! I have a few more of Stillhead’s Island spirits to review in the next week or two, so stay tuned.



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