Take a group of five strangers who met on a Scottish Island, a shared love of gin and a passion for the island they call home and what do you get? Isle of Cumbrae Distillers. Launched in September 2020, this all-female distilling team have big plans ahead for their wee island distillery, with the launch of their second gin in April 2021 and tours starting in June, focusing on the women in the history of gin as well as the colourful history of smuggling on the Ayshire coast.
Located on the West Coast of Scotland, Isle of Cumbrae is just short 8-minute ferry ride from the mainland town of Largs. Surrounded by an ever-changing sea and magnificent views of the surrounding islands, its main town of Millport embodies the typical small Scottish island community, with a historic Victorian town centre, dotted with a range of shops and pubs, overlooking the picturesque harbour.
Isle of Cumbrae Distillers signature gin, Nostalgin, celebrates the strong emotional connection and nostalgia Millport holds in so many people’s hearts, especially those who spent their childhood summers on the island in the 50’s and 60’s. The main botanicals of lavender, bramble and orange combine to capture the feeling of relaxation and calm that people experience on the 8-minute ferry ride to the island.
Key Botanical(s): Lavender, Bramble, Orange
Gin Style: Distilled
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange, tonic and ice.