At Scilly Spirit Distillery in Old Town we produce award winning Island Gins and Island Whisky (available from November 2024) which are all available to purchase in all sizes (plus tonic!) at our distillery or online www.scillyspirit.com/shop.  If you give us a ring, we can even deliver it to your holiday accommodation!

The inspiration for our gin recipe dates back to 1665, when the survivors of a ship, wrecked around Bishop Rock, were rescued by bold crewmen in Pilot Gig boats from this island, St Mary's.  Part of that ship's rich cargo was pepper from Java for the Spice Trade, and so pepper is one of the 6 main botanicals, plus juniper (reflective of the 6 oarsmen plus cox of the gigs) that make up our bold vibrant Island Gin. 

Gigs now enjoy racing for sport from this island, versus their historic piloting role, as the Bishop Rock's majestic lighthouse shines to guide today's ships.  Inspired by the heritage, beauty and vibrant aqua green sea of this enchanting archipelago, we feel our Gin truly captures Scilly's spirit.  The sea surrounding us, supplies our Island's water which features in every bottle of our gin, you experience a little bit of Scilly in every sip!

We also offer Gin Tours of the Distillery to see how we make Island Gin using our beautiful 500 litre still 'Bishop' and our 500 litre still 'Sir Cloudelsley Shovell' which is used to make our Island Whisky.

If you would like to make your own gin, we have our Scilly Spirit Gin School for  6-8 people each session.  You will arrive to an Island Gin and Tonic whilst we show you our Distillery and talk about making gin and the history of gin through the ages. Our library of botanicals will be available for you to select a ‘recipe’ for your own gin.  We will guide you through the flavour profiles and each person will have their own mini still to create a delicious spirit.  Whilst it is being crafted, you can choose a name for your gin and we will label your bottle to take home to share with your friends and family. 

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Tickets for Distillery Tours and Tastings, Gin School will be available from May 2019 online www.scillyspirit.com

Opening Times

2024 (26 Mar 2024 - 23 Sept 2024)
Monday - Friday09:30 - 04:30
Saturday - SundayClosed
Bank Holiday09:30 - 04:30

* If we are not open, we can deliver to any address on St Marys, just give us a call!



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Apple pay accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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