Colonsay gin

by Wild Thyme Spirits

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Small-batch Scottish gin at 47% ABV from the remote island of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides

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500ml - 47.0%

£38.50

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Inspired by Celtic folklore and featuring a red-haired spirit called Alva, Colonsay gin is a double award-winning gin in the style of a classic London Dry. At 47% ABV, it's slightly stronger than usual, and is packed full of traditional botanicals led by juniper. It's small-batch distilled with no more than 160 bottles produced per batch on the remote island of Colonsay (which has a population of 130, and is only reachable by a daily ferry in the Summer). The team at Wild Thyme Spirits have tried to capture both the heritage of the island and its beautiful surroundings in its gin, and in doing so hope to reinvigorate the local community and economy.

The beautiful design of the bottle depicts Alva, a red-haired brownie or spirit, who was washed up on the shores of Colonsay after a Viking shipwreck. She sought refuge in what is now the distiller's home on Colonsay, named Tigh na Uruisg or home of the spirit. She closely guards this juniper-led recipe from intruders and with her alchemist's skill transforms humble botanicals into beautiful gin.

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