Here at Isle of Skye Distillers we are proud to have distilled the first gin on Skye. Over time we have perfected our recipes; a marriage of waters from the Storr Lochs and the right balance of the finest botanicals. Our juniper berries are hand foraged from various locations around Skye and all of our gins are made locally in Portree.
We (Thomas and Alistair Wilson) created our award-winning Tommy’s Gin in memory of our late father Tommy Wilson. Tommy, who passed away in late August 2016, served in the British Army during the Suez Crisis. As ‘Tommy’ is also a generic name and term of endearment for a soldier, we felt that this was very fitting to name the gin, Tommy’s Gin.
Thomas followed in our father’s footsteps and joined the Army serving in the 1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment (1 PARA). Thomas completed multiple tours including spells in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Sierra Leone. He also worked as a Private Military Contractor in Afghanistan. Today, Thomas still serves with the 4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (4PARA) and continues to support the Festival of Remembrance as the Parade Commander in the local parade here in Portree.
Today, we take great pride in distilling Tommy’s Gin and with Military Charities close to our hearts, the decision to donate proceeds from every sale was an easy one to make. With every bottle of Tommy’s Gin sold, we donate a proceed to local Military Charities
We draw inspiration for our imagery and artwork on Tommy’s Gin bottle from The Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge which we pass every week as we deliver our gin to the mainland. The memorial is one of the best known in the UK and is both a war memorial and a tourist attraction, the location offering stunning views of Ben Nevis and Tanach Mòr.
All our bottles of Tommy’s Gin are batch numbered.
Recommended Serve: Serve with a premium tonic and garnish with a wedge of lemon or a twist of lemon and fresh blaeberries.
Key Features: Sweetness of poppy with a small hint on liquorice. The tartness of blaeberries through the middle with a hint of sweet orange to leave a balanced citrus finish.
Botanicals include: Poppy Seed, Juniper, Coriander, Liquorice Root, Blaeberry and sweet Orange.