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Isles of Scilly Island Gin

  • Gin
  • England, 700ml
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On the nose, lovely balance of piney juniper, piquancy of cardamom, with a hint of orange, herbal lime leaf and warm familiar notes of cassia. On the palate, 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.

  • Distillery: Scilly Spirit Distillery
  • Type: Gin
  • Region: Isles of Scilly, England
  • Alcohol: 44%
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Goes with: over ice, garnished with a fresh kaffir lime leaf and a dried orange slice, with two measures of tonic

This stunning gin is produced on the Isles of Scilly just off the Cornish coast of England. The distillery is based on St Mary's, and the recipe was inspired by a ship wreck on the island back in 1665. The ship was carrying Javan pepper, so that's there as one of the six botanicals which represent the oarsmen.

Scilly Spirit Distillery are very focused on sustainability, ethically sourced botanicals, composting used botanicals and encourage gin lovers to reuse their bottles after they've finished the spirit!

"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.

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!

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 minimal environmental impact. Our botanicals, once spent, are composted or are given to the local pigs. 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." Scilly Spirit Distillery

  • Silver - 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Gold - 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Design Competition
  • Silver & 93 Points - 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver - 2020 Gin Masters Asia (The Drinks Business Asia)
  • Master - 2019 The Gin Masters (The Spirits Business)
  • Bronze - 2019 International Wine & Spirits Competition

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