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Shetland Reel

Saxa Vord Distillery, Haroldswick ZE2 9EF, Scotland
+44 1957 711217
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Fascinating tour

Well worth making the effort. Need to book the tour in advance, with choice of 3 per week at... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Bearair52
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Friendly reception and very good gin

We rang the door bell and visited the shop and chatted with a very nice young man. We tasted some... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
StefanHaeger
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Stockholm, Sweden
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The Saxa Vord Distillery is the home to the award winning Shetland Reel Gin & Whisky and the most northerly distillery in the UK. We provide guided tastings during the summer months for visitors to the distillery. You can find out more about our products, speak to our distillers and relax in our specially designed tasting room. Tastings are by appointment only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11:30am and 12:30pm. For a mere £10 you get a tasting session with our product experts, a takeaway minature, and a discount voucher for on site purchases. If you'd like to come along and see us, please give us a call on 01957 711 217. We'd love to see you!
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Saxa Vord Distillery, Haroldswick ZE2 9EF, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Well worth making the effort. Need to book the tour in advance, with choice of 3 per week at 12.00am. Very nice visitor room and were able to sample 5 of the different gins being produced. The actual still was surprisingly small. but tour included...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We rang the door bell and visited the shop and chatted with a very nice young man. We tasted some of their gin and bought a bottle of Shetland Reel Ocean Sent, which tasted delicious. They intend to produce their own single malt whisky. The...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent time at the distillery. Personable young man led the tour. Very responsive to questions. Great tastings! Have had other distillery tours and this one is far more personal and engaging than most. Look forward to returning when whisky stills are up and...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We enjoyed an excellent tour. A small company of enthousiasts. The staff was very friendly and not only the gin, also the whisky was very good. I recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

I've done the Shetland Reel tour twice now within a year and I enjoyed the one last month with Debbie as our guide too. There were at least ten of us in the group and it was very informative about the history of the business...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This was our second visit to the Islands, and won't be the last, as we plan to visit again next year, There is lots to do and see even the weather is not up to scratch. The rain and wind don't keep us in. We...More

1  Thank alliballi2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I purchased a bottle of the summer dim gin and a box 3 smaller tasting bottles of the shetland reel gin, and ocean scent gin and malt whisky, each had its own very distinct flavours very smooth and refreshing, and my order arrived beautifully packaged...More

Thank 511yvonne
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ShetlandReel, Guest Relations Manager at Shetland Reel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for the review Yvonne! Glad you enjoyed our gin!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

I purchased a bottle of Reel gin, and subsequently others (!), after watching the TV series An Island Parish. I am keen to support artisan products, whenever I can. Not normally a fan of gin, I found this product, surprisingly, to my liking - very...More

Thank Tim S
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ShetlandReel, Guest Relations Manager at Shetland Reel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks Tim! Glad you are enjoying our gin!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

I was fortunate to visit Unst in June and a trip to the island would not be complete without visiting Shetland Reel. I'm not normally a gin drinker barring the odd G&T from time to time, more of a single malt man. However, I managed...More

1  Thank jimcoyne
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ShetlandReel, Guest Relations Manager at Shetland Reel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for the review Jim. Good to hear your enjoyed your trip and the gin!

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Ok...this is the best Gin in the world. I'm not even joking. I've been to many Gin bars and festivals all over the world (check my review on Prague Gin Bar) Shetland Reel is my outright favourite producer. I had the pleasure of sampling Shetland...More

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ShetlandReel, Guest Relations Manager at Shetland Reel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for the cracking review Benny!

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