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.
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!
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.
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.
ISLAND GIN STOCKISTS
ISLES OF SCILLY:
MILLER’S ON SCILLY
BISHOP & WOLF
HELL BAY HOTEL, BRYHER
LONGSTONE LODGE & CAFE
OLD TOWN INN
OLD TOWN CAFE
THE NEW INN, TRESCO
ELLIS WHARTON WINES
ISLAND GIN AWARDS
At Scilly Spirit Distillery we are thrilled to announce that we have won an award for our bottle design:
The Drinks Business Design and Packaging Award for the Spirits Category
We have also won a prestigious Masters Award in the Global Gin Masters Competition. One of only 14 Masters from 320 international entries