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Distillery achieves ambition

Misty Isle makes debut as Skye’s first vodka

Thomas and Alistair Wilson

Thomas and Alistair Wilson: realised an ambition from 2016


 

A Portree-based distillery has launched the first vodka to be produced on the Isle of Skye, realising an ambition when the founders launched the business.  

Misty Isle Vodka is the newest member of the premium spirit family from Isle of Skye Distillers. Triple-distilled in small batches at 40% ABV, Misty Isle Vodka is crafted with waters drawn from the Storr Lochs, three miles from the distillery.  

The bottle’s unique ridge design is inspired by the rugged landscape of the Cuillin Mountains, the landmark that founding directors Alistair and Thomas Wilson pass every day when delivering to customers on Skye.  

Alistair, managing director, said: “It has been our ambition to create Skye’s very first vodka since we founded the distillery almost three years ago.  

“While gin is our signature product, the launch of Misty Isle Vodka helps show not only how diverse our small-batch distillery can be, but also the quality of the spirits which can be created with local botanicals harvested in Skye.

As with our Misty Isle Gin, provenance is everything to us. Every part of the production process for Misty Isle Vodka, from distilling right through to bottling and labelling, takes place in Portree.”

 



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