ABERDEENSHIRE'S NEWEST GIN
Hrafn, pronounced 'Ra-Vn', Old Norse for 'Raven', is an award-winning premium dry gin, thoughtfully crafted using traditional botanics with delicate mandarin.
Fresh on the nose, light and smooth on the palate, with a distinctive warm and slightly spicy finish that will linger in the memory.
Ravens have an important place in Norse mythology. To the Vikings, the image of Odin, the “All-Father”, seated on his throne with ravens upon his shoulder, symbolised his power to see into the future with his mind and thoughts. Additionally, as symbols of the battlefield, ravens represent Odin’s welcoming to Valhalla, in which the warriors fallen in battle can enjoy an honourable and happy afterlife.
The connection between Odin and ravens is very old and very deep. By the sixth and seventh centuries AD – well before the beginning of the Viking Age – visual depictions of Odin on helmets and jewellery frequently picture him accompanied by two ravens.