Here's the background to Isle of Skye Distillers
The Founders - The Wilson Brothers
Thomas and Alistair Wilson were raised on Skye, a place they are both passionate and enthusiastic about promoting to a wider audience. It was over three years ago that the Wilson brothers hatched plans to give up their ‘day job’s and dreamed of creating the first gin distillery on the Isle of Skye. After securing planning permission to purpose build the distillery and thus fulfilling their dream, the hard work really began. The Wilson brothers set out and created something unique!
Alistair, the youngest brother has a background in the hospitality industry and has been a manager in various bars and restaurants across Glasgow. So, he is very used to customer and taste expectations. Thomas, the older and ‘wiser brother’ (well that’s his saying!) has been a local builder and has worked for the Highland and Islands Council, served in the Parachute Regiment and is still very active as a retained fireman in the local rural area. A great combination of customer and organisational skills!
Misty Isle Gin - Where it all Started
Provenance is Everything
Proud of our unique bottle, label and branding designs, the bottle shape represents the elements on the Isle of Skye, our mountainous landscape and turbulent seas. The label design is an accurate representation of the Cuillin Mountains and has multiple finishes including a copper foiling that is a nod to our copper gin stills.
Did you know that each bottle of Misty Isle gin is unique and different? When our bottle is made, the process of creating our twisted top means it picks up a slightly different shape and imperfection when the glass cools.
With four gin stills producing, supply and demand is met always. The Isle of Skye Distillers is 100% independent and is entirely funded by the Wilson Brothers. The distillery is not open to the public but has a beautiful shop in the village along with their amazing gin school.