When we set out to create a unique gin in celebration of the beauty and character of Colonsay, we decided to enlist the skill of world renowned Master Distiller, Rob Dorsett of Langley Distillery.
Rob has over 40 years’ experience as a distiller and working with him to create Wild Island Botanic Gin was an education and privilege.
The spirit is produced in a traditional copper pot still, McKay by name, which dates back to the 1860s and is one of the oldest working in the UK. Langley, in the heart of the Black Country, has a heritage dating back to 1805 and is one of the country’s last surviving family owned distilleries.
On Colonsay, island distiller Chris Nisbet works closely with Rob creating seasonal specials featuring other flora from the island. From time to time these seasonal specials go on sale in the distillery shop and online.