Completing the set in our permanent portfolio of premium gins, Wild Island ‘Distiller’s Cut’ is distilled on the isle of Colonsay on our 250 litre still and bottled with fresh Hebridean island water.
We have taken the base of our Original Botanic Gin recipe including lemon balm, wild water mint and meadowsweet and added juicy island grown redcurrants. This has created a fresh new expression with the tart tanginess of ripe berries giving way to a sweet floral finish.
Wild Island ‘Distiller’s Cut’ has been awarded a Silver Medal at the prestigious and fiercely contested International Spirits Challenge (ISC), the only Colonsay distilled gin to be placed in the awards.
Our vision from the very beginning was to create a gin that celebrated the beauty of our island home and the range of our botanical larder. Our ambition was to create a gin we were proud of whilst adding value to our local island economy. In 2017 we added our first small scale gin still to the Wild Island Distillery and began experimenting with different botanicals. We created the first in our test-batch series “Distiller’s Cut’ which was the first gin ever to be produced on Colonsay.
We have added to our range with a honey-infused gin, using local Colonsay honey and a cask aged gin aged for a full 12 months in ex-Islay malt whisky barrels.
Our original ‘Distiller’s Cut’ expression proved so popular that we have added it to our permanent range in its new 70cl bottle format, distilled in small batches.
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