Wild Island Botanic Gin is a celebration of the beauty and unique character of our island home, the Isle of Colonsay. They set out to create a truly exceptional spirit crafted around the native botanicals that grow on the crofts in the Southern Hebrides off Scotland’s West coast.
Crafted in a century old copper still at Langley Distillery, using 100% British Wheat infused with six native hand foraged botanicals growing wild on the island and a further ten as the base. Wild Island Botanic Gin is bottled in Scotland at 43.7% abv using pure Scottish water.
The six native plants which they hand gather on Colonsay in Spring and Summer are: lemon balm, wild water mint, meadowsweet, sea buckthorn, heather flowers and bog myrtle. These provide the heart and soul of Wild Island Botanic Gin. The British wheat that they use, along with a base of ten other botanicals, led by juniper berries along with coriander seeds, sweet Mediterranean lemon peel, orange peel, liquorice, cinnamon bark, angelica root, orris root, cassia bark and nutmeg, provide body and depth to the gin.
This is a truly unique premium gin of the very highest quality.
A cocktail to try with Wild Island Gin is a 'Southside'. Created in Prohibition-era US and named after the notorious 'Southside' district of Chicago, this cocktail is uncomplicated and delicious and was reputed to be a favourite of Al Capone.
50ml Wild Island Botanic Gin
25ml lime juice
20ml sugar syrup
8 mint leaves
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with plenty of ice, shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Double strain into a chilled Champagne flute and garnish with a sprig of mint.