Competition: win one of five bottles of Rock Rose gin

Loving the lazy days of summer? Might I politely suggest that winning a bottle of my favourite Rock Rose gin might make your plans to picnic on beaches and lounge by rivers all through this heatwave even better?

There’s nothing nicer after a day of hot sunny adventures than a cold gin and tonic, so I’m very excited to give away five bottle of my favourite, perfect for summer picnics and beach days. Handcrafted in Scotland by Dunnet Bay Distillers, Rock Rose is packed with 18 local botanicals and inspired by the Scottish coast and countryside. There’s a sharp kick from sea buckthorn berries that tastes like a day of beach foraging, and lovely Rhodiola Rosea, the gin’s namesake rock rose, which grows on the Scottish cliffs and was once harvested by foraging Vikings. The distillery sell their gorgeous classic gin and a limited edition summer version, and their illustrated ceramic bottles are works of art in their own right, so pretty you’ll want to keep them when all the gin is (sob) gone.

I took my Rock Rose gin to the Isles of Scilly with me for sundowners on the tiny island of St Agnes. What you mix it with is up to you, but my favourites are a shot of Rock Rose gin with apple and raspberry juice, ice and a slice of apple, or a simple gin and tonic with a few frozen sea buckthorn berries popped in for good measure (the best way to forage for sea buckthorn berries, ripe from mid-August, is to cut the branches whole from the bush and freeze with the berries still on).

Win one of five bottles of Rock Rose gin

I’ve got five beautiful bottles of the classic Rock Rose gin to give away. To enter simply comment below and let me know where in Britain you’d make the perfect gin cocktail. To have your entry counted twice (or thrice!) give The Girl Outdoors a follow on Instagram and Facebook and let me know in your comment. The competition is open until the 21st August.



  1. Genma
    July 16, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    What a lovely price, I love a chilled Gin and may have over the years earnt myself the nickname GinGinGem for my love of it! And I love a pretty bottle as always use them for flowers when they are empty! Already love following your adventures on Facebook and Instagram

  2. rachaelmlbentley
    July 16, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    I’d take it home to Scotland… to the little island Coll….. for a dip with basking sharks followed by a wee tipple

  3. Emily Walton
    July 16, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Already following along on Facebook, Insta and Twitter. Love a good quality gin but it’s made even better when it is so beautifully packaged! Would love to win one to join me on my cycling adventures, nothing beats a G&T after a long day in the saddle

  4. July 16, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    On Lossiemouth beach, watching the sunset ☺

  5. July 18, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    I’d make me a lovely Gin and tonic, garnished wish some muddled wild blackberries freshly picked. Perfect for a late summer evening watching the sunset against the sea, always at my favorite spot, the beach at Aberfon campsite in North Wales. Surprised to find i’m not already following you on either Instagram of FB since i’m such a fan of your blog, happy to now be following!

  6. Cath English
    July 20, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    In my garden in the Wiltshire countryside. Nowhere better on a sunny day.

  7. July 20, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Great giveaway! Love gin! Would love this for a G & T whilst camping at our favourite place (Aysgarth Falls) in the Yorkshire Dales

  8. Bethany Molyneux
    July 20, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    In the cotswolds! At home with my mum

  9. iain maciver
    July 20, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    luskentyre on the outer Hebrides

  10. Dawn Calder
    July 21, 2018 / 2:22 am

    I love gin and want to have a girls night in soon. This would be a fantastic addition to our night

  11. Emma Bradshaw
    July 21, 2018 / 6:55 am

    I would make a lovely refreshing gin and tonic to take to Broadsands Beach in Paignton just down the road from where I live! I have also followed on FB 🙂

  12. Ben William Thompson
    July 21, 2018 / 9:13 am

    What a fab prize! I love gin. Good luck folks! Gin and rasperry juice, yum!

  13. Ben William Thompson
    July 21, 2018 / 9:14 am

    What a great prize! I’d definitely knock up a raspberry gin together, yum!

  14. lapsapchung
    July 21, 2018 / 10:04 am

    Gosh, your Rock Rose travelled the whole length of the country! I’d take mine to my Mum’s house, in Wigan, as she’s housebound so the gin would have to go to her. And I’d make her a perfect gin and tonic that she could enjoy reliving memories of the happy days when we lived in Thurso, very close to the home of Rock Rose (although sadly we were there long before the distillery opened)

  15. Don Canning
    July 21, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I would have to be Shetland in the midsummer where it never really gets dark!

  16. Elizabeth
    July 21, 2018 / 11:34 am

    Perfect for a picnic on Hampstead Heath.

  17. July 21, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Hastings Beach 🙂

  18. Sheena Batey
    July 21, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    I would love to make a gin cocktail on top of Mount Snowdon and I follow you on Twitter and Facebook

  19. July 21, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    On the shores of Loch Lommond, with fresh Scottish Raspberries! Followed on Facebook and Twitter

  20. July 21, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    It would have to be the lovely Lake District we love the chatty pub landlords warm locals and Beautiful scenery

  21. Catherine Stewart
    July 22, 2018 / 6:32 am

    On the summit of Snowdonia- I think you’d need a little tot of something to get you back down!

  22. Michelle Ferguson
    July 22, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Followed on twitter and Instagram, would enjoy this sat on the beach in Cornwall

  23. ElizM
    July 22, 2018 / 11:13 am

    In Penbryn in Wales, where we were recently on holiday

  24. Richard Eldred Hawes
    July 22, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Following on intsagram and facebook. Would make the best gin cocktail in my garden as the gin would be cold from the fridge and there would be plenty ofg ice available

  25. Isabel O
    July 22, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I’d love to take it up to Scotland on holiday with me, somewhere really scenic on a nice evening. 🙂

    I followed on Facebook (as Isabel O’Brien) and Instagram (as @izzie_ob)

  26. Lyndsey
    July 22, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    I would take it to Fleetwood and share it with my niece as we both have got into university and we need a little celebration night

  27. Wayne Brant
    July 23, 2018 / 7:56 am

    Simply in my garden with my wife to share it with.

  28. Dale Dow
    July 23, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Sitting in The Meadows in Edinburgh relaxing in the sun with a picnic

  29. mandydoherty65
    July 23, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    I’d take it to Helvellyn in the Lake District to enjoy after a day hiking in the fells

  30. Rachael Seymour
    July 23, 2018 / 1:51 pm


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