Scilly Spirit. At the most south westerly point of the UK, husband and wife team, Arthur & Hilary Miller established their Scilly Spirit Distillery. Located on St Mary’s island, in the enchanting archipelago, the Isles of Scilly. From the initial idea, back in the Spring of 2017, they were finally able to start at their distillery in May 2019. Impressively they were receiving awards within weeks of releasing their initial “Island Gin”.
Their truly striking bottle won “Winner – Best Design & Packaging in Spirits” for the UK in the Drinks Business Awards on 21st May.
More awards followed. Firstly achieving the highest accolade of “Master” in the Spirits Business “Global Gin Masters Awards”. One of only 14 gins to receive this prestigious award from the 320 gins tasted by the panel in June 2019. A month later, two medals were awarded by the acclaimed
International Wine & Spirits Competition. Also becoming a finalist in their Packaging Awards. Since then, the highly regarded San Francisco World Spirits Competition awarded their Island Gin GOLD for bottle design. Also, Silver for the gin. Since then, IWSC 2020 have awarded Island Gin Silver 93 points. In addition, the new Atlantic Strength (their Navy
Strength expression at 57% ABV) Silver 91 points (it’s first award!).
The outstanding beauty of the Isles of Scilly, whose heritage revolves around the sea, gave them such a rich territory to inspire their bottle design.