Age is just a number: Scotland’s all-female gin distillery

New Food hears from one of Scotland’s few all-female operated gin distilleries on its road to success and why its owners believe it has a unique insight into its consumer-base.

Take a group of five strangers who met on a Scottish Island, with a shared love of gin and a passion for the island they call home, and what do you get? Isle of Cumbrae Distillers. Located on the West Coast of Scotland in the town of Millport, Isle of Cumbrae Distillers is distinctively positioned as one of Scotland’s few all‑female distilling teams, and the region’s only international women’s team, drawing representation from the UK, Canada and the US.

Our team of five comprise of Bronwyn, Jenine, Juli, Lynda and Philippa. We met as strangers in 2019, with an idea to help raise funds to save Millport’s historic town hall by launching an island gin distillery. After a successful crowdfund,