Isle of Cumbrae Distillers signature gin, Nostalgin, celebrates the strong emotional connection and nostalgia Millport holds in so many people’s hearts, especially those who spent their childhood summers there in the 50’s and 60’s. The main botanicals of lavender, bramble and orange capture the feeling of relaxation and calm people experience on the 8-minute ferry ride to the island.
What happens when five strangers meet on a beautiful Scottish island and become fast friends? Why, they open a gin distillery…of course! Launched in September 2020, Isle of Cumbrae Distillers is distinctively positioned as being one of the few all-female distilling teams in Scotland, and the only international women’s team, drawing representation from the UK, Canada and the USA. A love of the island…and gin, first brought this team together, with an idea to help raise funds to save Millport’s historic Town Hall building –a commitment that remains near and dear to the group. Future plans include tastings and tours focusing on the important role that women played in the history of gin.
Located on the West Coast of Scotland, Isle of Cumbrae is Scotland’s most accessible island, a short 8-minute ferry ride from the mainland town of Largs. Surrounded by an ever-changing sea and magnificent views of the surrounding islands, its main town of Millport embodies the typical small Scottish island community, with an historic Victorian town centre, dotted with a range of shops and pubs, encircling a charming harbour.
Key Botanicals: Lavender, bramble, orange
Gin Style: Contemporary
Goes great with: A slice of fresh orange, tonic and ice
Method: Rectified – Grain Neutral Spirit
Location: Isle of Cumbrae (Millport), N. Ayrshire
Released: September 2020