sharing the flavours of island life

In 2018 Rhona Madigan-Wheatley returned to Scotland and decided to start a gin distillery in Rothesay.

Taking this idea and turning it into reality is a result of the dedication and passion of a small team of people. Some of us live on Bute, some of us spent our holidays here growing up, some of us moved here for work and decided to stay – some of us may even have dragged our retiring parents across the water.

What brings us all together? We are committed to the craft process and our spirits are inspired by the wonderful scenery and wild places that can be found the length and breadth of the Isle of Bute.

Equipped with little more than a 200L copper still and two recipes in mind, we got to work producing small batch craft gin using locally sourced botanicals. The distillery opened to the public in July 2020 – a tricky time you may recall – and the rest, as they say, is history.

We’re always searching for new ideas and creative recipes to share with our customers and supporters, so make a trip to Bute and come see for yourself.