Shetland Reel

Shetland Reel, Haroldswick: Hours, Address, Shetland Reel Reviews: 4.5/5

Shetland Reel
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
About
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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1-2 hours
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DavidDundonald
Edinburgh, UK866 contributions
A good place to visot
Aug 2021 • Business
A good working distillery which takes tours seriously and are proud of the quality drinks that they create. Definitely worth a detour if in the atea
Written August 2, 2021
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ne_quine
Aberdeen, UK1,634 contributions
Gin lovers paradise!
Jun 2021
This was more a visit for friends than for me... friends who are gin lovers! The service was very good and I was able to get some bottles that weren't on their website.
Written June 4, 2021
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NorwichTim1969
Norwich, UK53 contributions
Leisurew
Oct 2019
Fantastic company with great local connections. Recommend a visit. Good choice of gins offering local flavours.
Written October 6, 2019
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Blodwynbach
Market Harborough31 contributions
Shocking
Sep 2019 • Couples
We popped into the distillery to buy some gin which was great, until I discovered while in Lerwick that the Wine shop there sells the products for considerably less money - feel totally ripped off by the distillery prices !!!
Written September 21, 2019
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TrevW
Southampton, UK70 contributions
MORE GIN PLEASE!
May 2019
One of our favourite tipples! We had an interesting visit here where we had the opportunity to taste the Gins on offer, including their latest but unfortunately not available to purchase at present. The gentleman in charge was able to tell us about the Gins and also answer questions raised. We obviously came away with some Gin for ourselves and friends. We enjoyed our experience.
Written June 7, 2019
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Bearair52
Dundee, UK339 contributions
Fascinating tour
May 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 the bottling and labelling line together with the ingredients and the store rooms. Interesting to hear about how the operated started and plans for the future.
Written June 3, 2018
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StefanHaeger
Stockholm, Sweden276 contributions
Friendly reception and very good gin
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 plan is to start distilling in 2018. I look forward to trying it in 2026 or so.
Written August 23, 2017
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Briony M
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Had a REELy good time!
Aug 2017 • Family
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 running.
Written August 19, 2017
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pa3ddg
Ameide, The Netherlands282 contributions
Excellent tour
Sep 2016 • Family
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.
Written August 13, 2017
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Yvonne T
New Zealand263 contributions
Excellent tour and tasting
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 to where they are at today, and I especially enjoyed the tasting session. I actually enjoyed every one of the gins either neat or with Fever Tree tonic, both ways were excellent as was the Whisky! A very worthwhile tour, thank you.
Written August 12, 2017
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