In 2008, John Savage-Onstwedder applied for a distiller’s license to run a 350 litre, copper pot-still. At the time the regulations stated that the smallest pot-still for which a license could be granted was 1800 litres. HMRC eventually issued John a distiller’s license for a 350 litre still. After a few more years of building and license applications they were finally able to start distilling.
Run by John’s eldest son, John-James. The first product, an organic orange liqueur called Orange 33, won a True Taste Award for its first batch!
The second product, Dà Mhìle Botanical Gin was enthusiastically received by gin drinkers. On St. David’s Day 2014 the popular Da Mhile Seaweed Gin launched. Made with specially selected seaweed from the coast of West Wales and the West coast of Ireland.