Our Story - Who We Are

Fàilte.. we’re Iain and Laura, co-founders of The Isle of Lewis Gin.

With a longstanding passion for gin-making and the process of distillation, we decided in 2022 to take the plunge and start work on creating the Isle of Lewis Gin from our home in fabulous Uig, the south-west periphery of the island.

With Iain having worked for the NHS during the pandemic, we were looking for a better work life balance which also made it possible to live in the place where family roots run deep. 

Now we love spending time outdoors and have taken up kayaking and wild swimming. We walk our dogs, Penny (a wild wee lurcher) and Finn (a sleepy old greyhound), and seek out new and interesting places. Mostly though, we love spending time with friends and family – whether they are here on the island or visiting from the mainland. 

Our critical first step was to create a recipe of botanicals that reflects the environment we live in. So we took a walk along the stunning machair at Riof in Uig. It was in full bloom with a profusion of wild plants and flowers. 

That was the start of a journey to identify and blend the subtle machair flavours that have come together in the Isle of Lewis Gin.  

We hope you agree the product is worthy of the place that inspired it.