Isle of Skye launches first vodka

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Isle of Skye Distillers has launched Misty Isle Vodka, thought to be the first vodka produced on the Scottish island.

Triple-distilled in small batches at 40% ABV, Misty Isle Vodka is made with waters drawn from the Storr Lochs, just three miles from the distillery.

The new expression is said to have a “light, refreshing taste”. The bottle design is inspired by the rugged landscape of the Cuillin Mountains.

Alistair Wilson, managing director at Isle of Skye Distillers, said: “It has been our ambition to create Skye’s very first vodka since we founded the distillery almost three years ago, and we’re delighted to announce its release.

“While gin is our signature product, the launch of Misty Isle Vodka helps show not only how diverse our small-batch distillery can be, but also the quality of the spirits which can be created with local botanicals harvested in Skye.

“Our distillation and filtering process makes Misty Isle Vodka less harsh than many traditional vodkas – it’s smooth enough to sip neat.

“As with our Misty Isle Gin, provenance is everything to us. Every part of the production process for Misty Isle Vodka, from distilling right through to bottling and labelling, takes place in Portree.”

The fourth bottling by Isle of Skye Distillers, Misty Isle Vodka, follows the release of three small-batch gins: Misty Isle Gin, Tommy’s Gin and Misty Isle Mulled Christmas Gin.

Isle of Skye Distillers' Thomas and Alistair Wilson

Isle of Skye Distillers founders Thomas and Alistair Wilson

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