Isle Of Cumbrae Distillers
Isle Of Cumbrae Distillers
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Take a group of five women who met on a Scottish Island, a shared love of gin and a passion for the island they call home and what do you get? Isle of Cumbrae Distillers. Isle of Cumbrae Distillers is distinctively positioned as being one of the few all-female distilling teams in Scotland
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  • Jess West
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience
    This was absolutely brilliant experience and well worth a visit. The distillery itself was very quaint, a light, bright building with so much to see in just one room! The tour included an in-depth story of how the distillery came about as well as the history of gin (listened to whilst enjoying a gin and tonic). We were shown the equipment and facilities with a full explanation of how the gin is produced and bottled and labelled. This was all followed by a gin tasting of 3 different gins they produce and what goes into each of them. We loved how it had been started and is now run by 5 women. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and the woman who did the tour on the day we were there was so lovely. A very recommended place and experience.
    What a fabulous review. Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your positive experience with us. So glad you enjoyed and will recommend to others.
    Written June 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • K&T Watson
    Ayr, United Kingdom122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    Absolutely brilliant tour on Saturday 17th at 14.30. Lady that took the tour was fantastic, friendly, informative and funny. Was hard to decide which gin was nicest as they were all good. 10/10 for whole experience.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review about your gin tour experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and our gins.
    Written June 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Lucy
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic gin range - Extremely friendly & informative staff
    We came in during our trip to Millport and was greeted by an extremely friendly lady at the counter. We had a taster session in which she was extremely informative about the different gins, their backgrounds and what flavours best compliment each one. We ended up purchasing the Maura gin - but all were truly fantastic and each with unique flavours. During this time, our dog was also enjoying her visit after receiving lots of love & treats by the ladies at the distillery - success all round! Thank you for giving us a fantastic experience. Can't wait to drop by again when we next visit Millport.
    Thank you so much for such a glowing review of your experience at our gin distillery. We are so happy to hear that you took advantage of our gin tasting session so that you could sample all our gins and choose the one you enjoyed the most. Maura is a BIG favourite and we are so glad to know you enjoyed it too. We love dogs in our distillery shop. Hope you have a chance to visit us again.
    Written July 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Lesley
    Maybole, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad we did it!
    The 3 of us really enjoyed our visit yesterday hearing all about the Island as well as how the Distillery came to be! Bronwen one of the owners/distillers did our tasting session and her passion for the business and the Island was clear to see. Of the gins we tasted we all liked the Restoration gin best and each bought a bottle and one of the nice mixer glasses as well. This is a small venue which made it very comfortable to ask questions. This is a lovely wee day out and it’s great to support our local businesses.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. It is really appreciated; we are so glad you enjoyed your gin tasting experience and your time with Bronwyn.
    Written July 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Christine M
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent gin tour ⭐️
    We did a gin tour and tasting here. It was very informative and we learnt slot, not only about how to make gin but the history of it and the history of Cumbrae and along the Clyde. There was a welcome gin at the start and at the end tried the other gins made there! A great experience and would highly recommend making the trip over to see this small gin distillery!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and recommending to others. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us in Millport.
    Written July 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Nicola Best
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious Gin !!
    A very interesting tour - with information on the history of gin, the Island and how the Distillery started (by 5 amazing ladies) . The Gins are delicious (you get a little taster of a few of them on the tour) and we have nearly finished our purchased bottle already as it really is very tasty. So I will be heading back to the shop tomorrow for another purchase before we sadly leave the island. A great way to spend an hour and half.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share such positive comments about your gin experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and our gins.
    Written August 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • McTrisha
    Paisley, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Gin Tasting
    Fabulous, friendly, & intimate tour and tastings of Isle of Cumbrae Gins. Julie was very friendly & informative, telling us the story of how the distillery started up and currently runs, and some history of Gin & the Isle of Great Cumbrae. Her love and passion of the Distillers and Great Cumbrae shone through. Thoroughly recommended. 😃😃 There is also a wide selection of Gins and souvenirs available in the on site shop too.
    Thank you so much for your excellent review and for recommending us to others. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Juli and the stories about gin and the island.
    Written August 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Elaine H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ginstastic
    Absolutely fabulous. Interesting talk about the history of alcohol and the development of gin. The repeal of the Tippling act which was in effective from 1751-2008. Also shown the still in which the gins are distilled and the botanicals that are used. Oh and I forgot. Gin tasting! Each were delicious. Well done girls.
    Thank you so much for giving us such a great review of your gin tour experience. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and learned lots of new things...and that you enjoyed our gins!
    Written August 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Niamh Roberts
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Our Trip to Cumbrae!
    This surprised us and truly was the highlight of our trip to Great Cumbrae! The owner was very educated on all things gin and very easy to listen to, the one hour long session did not drag at all. A lovely welcome G&T was provided as well as a taster of all of their gins towards the end. The icing on the cake was the branded taster gin glasses that we got to take home with us!
    It's always nice to have a positive surprise and we are so glad to know how much you enjoyed your tour with us.
    Written February 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Lottelindley
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great afternoon
    Brilliant afternoon. Learnt a lot from our tour guide who was really knowledgeable and engaging. Lots opportunity to taste the gins and a take home glass too. It was fantastic value for money and I’ll certainly go again with other friends
    We are so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with us and thanks for recommending to friends
    Written February 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
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AllyWils
Stirling, UK116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A lovely way to pass an hour in Millport is taking the Gin tour at Isle of Cumbrae Distillery. A fascinating insight into the history of Gin as well as history of the Island and, of course, being able to taste the gins they produce. The ladies' passion shines through and the Gin itself is wonderful (my favourite is Croc Rock Gin)
Written July 19, 2021
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You'll have to come back and try our newest gin, Restoration Gin, as many people say it's their new favourite. Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it.
Written April 15, 2022
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1999misha
Edinburgh, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This was a gin tasting with a twist. The whole experience was led in a professional manner and the team were very friendly and polite. They were proud of their heritage and what they had created and rightly show. This was a 'history' lesson which captured my attention and kept me focused. Wish my school days had been like this.
The 3 gins we tried one with a mixer were lovely but my favourite was the first one that won them a much deserved award. The 5 women that set this enterprise up are well deserving of praise and admiration for what they have achieved the story behind their success and are well on the way to putting Millport as the destination of choice for a staycation.
Written June 11, 2022
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Wow! Thank you so much for such a glowing review of our gin tour. We are passionate about what we are doing and the legacy we leave for our lovely town of Millport. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We wanted to create something historical AND interesting and based on your review, we nailed it. Thank you for your positive feedback!!!!
Written July 4, 2022
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Nicz87
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
We have a family holiday home on the island, so have been coming to Millport for more than 25 years. I had visited the distillery shop last year but we didn't do the tour, so this year I decided to go with my two friends whilst we were over for our annual girls weekend.

The distillery is very small, so it was more of a presentation than a tour, but it was so informative, lots of history about gin and about the island. We tasted four gins and were each given an etched tasting glass to take away.

Brilliant wee afternoon!
Written August 14, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review of our distillery tour. Like you, we love Millport, and wanted to share some of the fascinating history of the island with our visitors. We are glad you enjoyed it!
Written August 21, 2022
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Maryann N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We were a family group of five young and older females and we all had a great time on our visit to the distillery. We are regular visitors to Millport but was good to find a new experience. Was really interesting and found out loads about the area we all thought we knew. Even my sister in law who was brought up on Millport found out things she never knew.
Would thoroughly recommend a visit, it is well presented and just the right length of time. We all felt inspired by the ladies and their venture and wish them every success for the future.
Thank you for a lovely day!
Written August 9, 2021
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Awww. What a lovely review. Thank you! It was great to meet you and we're so glad we could surprise you with new tidbits about Millport.
Written April 15, 2022
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Maureen L
Glasgow, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Great storytelling from Laura our guide. Isle of Cumbrae Gin is perfectly placed on the seafront for a visit. The shop is well stocked and the gin still is located in the little rear workshop, all beautifully designed.
Written August 8, 2021
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So glad you enjoyed your time with Laura and thanks for your lovely review.
Written April 15, 2022
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ScottishTravellerNo1
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Distillers and the tour. Our host was very informative, learnt things I never knew about Millport despite first having visited the island more than 50 years ago.
Lovely to try the various gins to help decide what to buy!
Highly recommend paying the Distillery a visit if you’re on the island, interesting and fun.
Written March 27, 2023
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Thank you so much for your lovely review of our gin distillery tour and for recommending to others. We are so glad you enjoyed our tour, and that we could share some of the history of Millport that you didn't already know. So glad you enjoyed our gins as well!
Written June 4, 2023
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Douglas0504
Edinburgh, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A friend and I were visiting Millport on Wednesday ... it's become a annual tradition to do some Christmas shopping at the amazing toy shop ... and rather than just walking past Isle of Cumbrae Distillers we called in.

We received a lovely welcome and Amanda gave us an excellent 'spur of the moment' tour as well as some samples. Needless to say we came away with several bottles of gin!

It's a visit we can warmly recommend - though I imagine that booking is advisable to be sure of a tour. But we'd say: 'Don't miss it!'
Written December 2, 2022
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We are so glad you dropped in! We are happy to know that Amanda made you feel welcome. Hope to see you again!
Written February 21, 2024
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The wee shop it turned out was also the entrance to the wee distillery. All very well organised and run by five women and don't you dare forget that fact. The initiative that created the business was explained as was the route to raising sufficient funds. Many folk helped out along the way and the result is a vibrant project that produces several great gins. The artist Harry Sutton created exciting works for the business and the gin bottle labels are a delight of linked cameos.

The history of gin talk was exceptionally interesting and the visual aids were a great help. I still much prefer whisky, however I now appreciate gins.

Car parking was no problem and the site has the usual facilities.
Written October 2, 2023
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Glad to know you enjoyed our gins. We enjoy whisky too but we're glad to know we've helped you appreciate a gin as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a positive review.
Written February 21, 2024
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Jess West
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was absolutely brilliant experience and well worth a visit. The distillery itself was very quaint, a light, bright building with so much to see in just one room! The tour included an in-depth story of how the distillery came about as well as the history of gin (listened to whilst enjoying a gin and tonic). We were shown the equipment and facilities with a full explanation of how the gin is produced and bottled and labelled. This was all followed by a gin tasting of 3 different gins they produce and what goes into each of them. We loved how it had been started and is now run by 5 women. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and the woman who did the tour on the day we were there was so lovely. A very recommended place and experience.
Written May 28, 2023
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What a fabulous review. Thank you so much for taking the time to describe your positive experience with us. So glad you enjoyed and will recommend to others.
Written June 4, 2023
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Marianne M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We really enjoyed our visit, learned a lot of interesting facts and sampled some lovely tasting and looking gins. Every detail has been carefuly designed with a focus on the local area and community. Well done Amanda and team, a great wee distillery!
Written August 1, 2022
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Thank you so much for your great review. Amanda is an amazing spokeswoman for our distillery and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us.
Written August 21, 2022
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  • Tue - Wed 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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