Isle of Skye Distillers

Portree, Highland, Scotland
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The Isle of Skye is an island landscape famous for dinosaurs, giants, ancient castles and fairies. You might think this was a plot for a Hollywood blockbuster (and a number of Hollywood movies have been shot on location here), but all of the above is true. So it’s of no surprise that in 2017 brothers Thomas and Alistair Wilson decided to escape the rat race and follow their dream of setting up the first commercial gin distillery on their home island of Skye.

Both accustomed to hard graft and long days, the brothers wanted to ensure their gins captured the true spirit of the landscape they had grown up around. Their bottle design represents the mountainous landscape and turbulent seas. Their label accurately shows The Black Cuillin, some of the most spectacular mountains in Britain, while the copper foil elements of the label are a nod to their gin stills.

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Misty Isle Gin

A marriage of crystal clear spring waters from the Storr Lochs and the right balance of the finest botanicals. With juniper berries hand foraged from various wild locations around Skye and slowly distilled in copper pot stills, then vapour infused with botanicals.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Grains of Paradise, Orris Root, Liquorice Root, Black Cubebs, Lemon Peel
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 41.5% vol
Goes great with: Orange peel, Mediterranean tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Isle of Skye Distillery, Highland, Scotland

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Tommy's Gin

A Scottish Gin created in memory of brothers Thomas and Alistair Wilson’s father Tommy. Tommy served in the Suez invasion and passed away in late August 2016. ‘Tommy’ is also a generic name and term of endearment for a soldier. For every bottle of Tommy’s gin sold, proceeds are donated to local Military Charities. The label artwork was inspired by the Commando memorial, near Spean Bridge, which the distillery delivery van drives past every week.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Poppy Seed, Coriander, Liquorice Root, Blaeberry, Sweet Orange
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 45% vol
Goes great with: Lemon peel, blueberries, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Isle of Skye Distillery, Highland, Scotland

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Mulled Christmas Gin

This seasonal gin brings together all the traditional festive flavours that you would associate with a mulled wine combined with a generous juniper hit. All the botanicals are all soaked in the rich, Italian Amarone red wine prior to distilling.

Details

Key Botanical(s): Juniper, Cassia Bark, Orange, Lemon, Star Anise, Tonka Bean, Liquorice Root
Gin Style: Contemporary
Strength: 41.5% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange, a cinnamon stick, tonic and ice.

Production

Method: Distilled
Location: Isle of Skye Distillery, Highland, Scotland

Purchase

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Distillery

ISLE OF SKYE DISTILLERY

The Isle of Skye Distillery can be found in the island’s capital of Portree. The distillery is home to two traditional embolic style copper pot stills. All the distillation, bottling and labelling takes place at the distillery. Also located in the town is the Isle of Skye Distillers’ shop and gin school. The shop features a variety of spirits, of course including Misty Isle Gin and Tommy’s Gin, alongside a fine selection of Scottish Gins and handcrafted gifts. The gin school is situated to the rear of the shop and provides visitors with the chance to distill their own personalised Isle of Skye Gin under the watchful eye of Thomas or Alistair. Pick your own selection of botanicals, which you’ll distill in your own individual miniature copper pot still before bottling, naming and labelling your very own one-off Isle of Skye Gin.

Details

Gin School: Yes
Shop: Yes
Booking: For enquiries and gin school group bookings visit the Isle of Skye Distillers website here

Address

Hillfoot, Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland, IV51 9ES - View on Google Maps
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