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Exciting Changes Ahead!

A new era of Isle of Cumbrae Distillers

Isle of Cumbrae Distillers is entering a new chapter and we're excited to share it with you.

When we launched the distillery in 2019, our goal was to establish a successful island business that created employment for Millport and increased tourism for the island. Over the past 5 years, we have exceeded our goals with 5 gins and multiple awards, creating employment for islanders, and bringing many new tourists to Millport from around the world. We are immensely proud of our accomplishments. Your support, encouragement, and love of our gins have been a huge part of our success.

Last year, as we began planning for the next 5 years, we knew we were at a critical point of growth and had two options; to commit to another 5 years or identify the next generation of Isle of Cumbrae Distillers, who would take the business to the next level. A chance meeting at Geraldo’s of Largs late last year became the catalyst for the future, and a turning point for Isle of Cumbrae Distillers.

We are extremely excited to introduce you to Caroline Christie and Struan Fraser, a fabulous young couple from Kilwinning, who are taking on the full management of the distillery from April and will transition to full ownership over the next 2-3 years. While only one of the distillers, Juli, will remain, all five of us are working with Caroline and Struan to ensure a smooth transition. Caroline and Struan bring new skills, ideas, and a passion for the drinks industry, along with a genuine desire to invest in and contribute to the island and greater community.

Distillers win global award

Isle of Cumbrae Distillers wins top award! What a wonderful way to celebrate the end of 5 years.

We are thrilled to have been selected Gin distillery of the Year by Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2023/24, which celebrates the success of companies that stand out for being results driven and serviced-focused.

Exciting times for 2024

With plenty of ideas and excitement for the years ahead, we at Isle of Cumbrae distillers continue with a fresh passion and energy for our island, our community, and continuing to create an outstanding product. We hope to be seen in more locations across Scotland so feel free to sign up to our newsletter for regular updates - Subscribe here

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