Wild Thyme Spirits Distillery

Wild Thyme Spirits Distillery, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, Scotland

See how Eileen & Finlay Geekie - who left over 30 years of Oxfordshire life behind them back in 2016 when they moved to the island to live and work - make their multi-international award-winning small batch Colonsay Gin.

You will learn all about their traditional copper still - named 'Jinty' - and how their brand figurehead, Alva, and her Brownie helpers were created. Also see how the Mucha inspired, Art Nouveau-style labels are applied to every bottle.

The tour lasts approximately an hour and concludes with a tasting of all their products. All products are available to purchase from the distillery shop.

Tucked away between the better-known islands of Islay and Mull, and nestling close to neighbouring Jura, Colonsay is just under a two-and-a-half-hour ferry journey from Oban on the West Coast of Scotland.

The tiny island is quietly renowned for its tranquillity, exquisite sandy beaches, rare flora and fauna and abundance of wildlife.

It is a treasured destination for those holiday cognoscente. In addition to producing international award-winning gin, Wild Thyme Spirits also offer a Gin Lover's Retreat weekend package which caters for small parties over a weekend, Friday to Sunday and allows guests to relax and unwind, forget about the stresses and strains of mainland life, take in the beautiful island scenery, marvel at the abundance of wildlife, enjoy some fabulous food, and, of course, sample gin from a collection of over 200 from around the world.

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