Colonsay Beverages was established in 2007 and has been brewing craft beer on the island for over 12 years. With so many wonderful botanicals on Colonsay, the team decided to create a range of gins that captured the wild and beautiful island. In 2016, they released their first in a series of gins, Wild Island Botanic Gin, opting to go with the well respected Langley Distillery.
While production of the core expressions remains at Langley Distillery, in 2017, Colonsay Beverages distilled their first Distiller’s Cut Gin on the island, making the first legal gin on the Isle of Colonsay for over 100 years. The team now have a dedicated distillery and distiller on Colonsay, and have gone on to create a range of island-inspired expressions.
The fourth release in the Distiller's Cut series of gins, Wild Island Distillers Cut Gin is the first release in the series that comes in a 70cl and features the packaging style from the core Wild Island gin expressions. Distilled on the Isle of Colonsay, the gin was created using a total of seventeen botanicals, seven of which are foraged from the island including redcurrants, lemon balm and sea buckthorn. On the nose, ripe fruit, juniper and citrus with a palate that’s floral and fruity with hints of fruit and spice on the finish.
Key Botanical(s): Redcurrants, Lemon Balm, Sea Buckthorn
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43.5% vol
Goes great with: A slice of apple, tonic and ice.
Location: Wild Island Distillery, Argyll & Bute, Scotland