Nostalgin celebrates the strong emotional connection and nostalgia Millport holds in so many people’s hearts, especially those who spent their childhood summers here in the 50’s and 60’s. Those who return, now bring their own children and grandchildren, and the connection to the island continues to grow and thrive.
For new visitors and certainly a growing number of international visitors, we want to capture your heart and your imagination by creating more than just a bottle of gin; we want it to be part of your Scottish island experience, to celebrate the rich Scottish history and culture, the coastal waters and our quaint harbour towns. We have chosen a bottle design that we hope will inspire you to keep the bottle long after the gin is gone, to repurpose it, perhaps for a vase, lamp or candleholder. Whatever you choose, when you see the Nostalgin bottle in your home, we hope it will evoke warm memories of and nostalgia for your experience in Scotland.
In designing our label, we wanted to create an emotional connection with our customers and capture an image that was instantly recognisable to the thousands who know and love Millport – the iconic harbour! We also knew that we wanted to engage a Scottish artist to create an image that complemented the Nostalgin label, someone who has Millport in their heart; luckily for us we found Jack Sutton, a very talented young artist who specialises in ink drawings.
Jack realised his art as an adult when he found himself in a new job with time on his hands, wanting to do something meaningful with his time. When people started to want to pay for his work, it was the beginning of an unrealised dream. Jack’s family live in Millport part time so Jack is a regular on Cumbrae. He’s says he’s hard pushed to find a more beautiful place than Millport!