TWO Scottish entrepreneurial companies have teamed up to create a craft gin inspired by the prehistoric landscape of Caithness.

Caithness-based Dunnet Bay Distillers has developed a limited edition with archaeological charity Caithness Broch Project (CBP) – named Broch Rose Gin – proceeds of which will go towards supporting CBP.

The new drink – described by Dunnet Bay Distillers as a “more floral style of gin, with notes of heather and gorse” – makes use of plant remains found on the sites of monumental dry-stone built roundhouses in Caithness and the Northern Isles which are known as brochs.

Broch Rose Gin has also been inspired by the botanicals found in a Bronze Age beaker found in the cist burial of a young woman at Achavanich, Caithness.

Joanne Howdle, a director with Caithness Broch Project, said: “The collaboration between CBP and Dunnet

Bay Distillers brings a new meaning to experimental archaeology!”