Beautifully crafted on the Isles of Scilly
Lovely balance of piney juniper, piquancy of cardamom, with a hint of orange, herbal lime leaf and warm familiar notes of cassia.
Full and rounded in the mouth, with soft citrus and juniper on the fore, followed by layers of fennel, a fruity peppery note and subtle spice. The savoury tones of the pepper and cardamom are balanced by a touch of sweetness from the orange and fennel.
Balanced with spice notes from pepper and cardamom with warm sweet notes from the cassia. Kaffir lime delivers the subtle citrus notes on the finish, encouraging another sip!
The inspiration for our gin recipe dates back to 1665 when the survivors of a ship, wrecked around Bishop Rock, were rescued by bold crewmen in pilot gig boats from this island, St Mary’s. Part of that ship’s rich cargo was pepper from Java for the Spice Trade, and so pepper is one of the 6 main botanicals (reflective of the oarsmen) plus juniper (the cox to lead) that make up our bold, vibrant Island Gin.
Gigs now enjoy racing for sport from this island, versus their historic piloting role, as the Bishop Rock’s majestic lighthouse shines to guide today’s ships. Inspired by the heritage, beauty and vibrant aqua green sea of this enchanting archipelago, we feel our gin truly captures Scilly’s spirit.
The sea surrounding us supplies our Island’s water and features in every bottle of our gin, so you experience…. a little bit of Scilly in every sip!
A large measure of Island Gin over ice, garnished with a fresh kaffir lime leaf and a dried orange slice, with two measures of tonic.
Our carefully chosen, and ethically sourced botanicals are steeped for 48 hours. This allows all the flavours and oils to infuse the spirit. Once the gin has been created, we leave it to rest for at least two weeks to enable the flavours to meld and marry together, to create a smooth rounded spirit.
A Note on Sustainability
Scilly Spirit Distillery is committed to environmentally friendly production, taking care of our beautiful archipelago.
Our spirits are distilled using a closed cooling system and we are looking to install solar panels so our spirit distillations have a minimal environmental impact. Our botanicals, once spent, are composted or are given to the local pigs.
As our bottles are so beautiful, we are sure that very few will be recycled with glass collections but turned into lighthouses perhaps? In 2019, we won The Drinks Business Award for Design and Packaging in the Spirits Category and in 2020 we won Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Design Competition which speaks volumes about how lovely our bottle is!
All our local deliveries are made in our battery-powered van, so we reduce further CO2 emissions. We have designed cardboard packaging for posting our gin, so we avoid using plastic.
We want to take care of these precious Islands we live on.
- Winner Best Design & Packaging for Spirits - Drinks Business Awards 2019
- Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Design Competition 2020
- Silver - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020
- Silver 2020 - Gin Masters Asia - The Drinks Business Asia
- The Gin Masters - Spirits Business Master 2019
- IWSC Silver Award 2020
- IWSC Silver & Bronze Award 2019
|Country||Scilly Isles, United Kingdom|
44% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per single 25ml serve||1.10 units|
|Type||Spirit - Gin