WHAT HAPPENS HERE

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In the north West Highlands of Scotland the newly founded Fairytale Distillery at Ardelve, looks out across Loch Ailsh to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye.The hand crafted gin produced by the distillery marries traditional ingredients with carefully selected botanics and water from the spring fed burn Alt Mor na Dornie to create local and exotic products.

The teams international skills enable the Distillery to produce a variety of non-chilled filtered, highland gins that appeal to a wide range of cultures and palates. These skills have been drawn from three generations of Botanists, the latest having grown up with a keen interest in distilling.The botanics are selected from both local and global sources.The team consists of Thomas the Founder, CEO and Distiller: Joline the Distillery Manager; Roger the Consultant, whose Uncle was in command of the First Class Lounge of the Queen Elizabeth Liner; and Martin and Stephan the Botanists. The team has highly experienced and professional acumen.

The specially commisioned still, named Tinkerbelle, was made by the renowned coppersmith Herr Schmidt in the Austrian Tyrol and is housed in the unique, wooden crafted distillery building on a small island in a landscaped lochan.Keen to develop sustainable business practices, the gins, for example, are bottled and labelled in such a way that they can be reused by both customer and company alike.

WHAT HAPPENS HERE

About Us

In the north West Highlands of Scotland the newly founded Fairytale Distillery at Ardelve, looks out across Loch Ailsh to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye.The hand crafted gin produced by the distillery marries traditional ingredients with carefully selected botanics and water from the spring fed burn Alt Mor na Dornie to create local and exotic products.

The teams international skills enable the Distillery to produce a variety of non-chilled filtered, highland gins that appeal to a wide range of cultures and palates. These skills have been drawn from three generations of Botanists, the latest having grown up with a keen interest in distilling.The botanics are selected from both local and global sources.The team consists of Thomas the Founder, CEO and Distiller: Joline the Distillery Manager; Roger the Consultant, whose Uncle was in command of the First Class Lounge of the Queen Elizabeth Liner; and Martin and Stephan the Botanists. The team has highly experienced and professional acumen.

The specially commisioned still, named Tinkerbelle, was made by the renowned coppersmith Herr Schmidt in the Austrian Tyrol and is housed in the unique, wooden crafted distillery building on a small island in a landscaped lochan.Keen to develop sustainable business practices, the gins, for example, are bottled and labelled in such a way that they can be reused by both customer and company alike.

WHAT HAPPENS HERE

About Us

In the north West Highlands of Scotland the newly founded Fairytale Distillery at Ardelve, looks out across Loch Ailsh to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye.The hand crafted gin produced by the distillery marries traditional ingredients with carefully selected botanics and water from the spring fed burn Alt Mor na Dornie to create local and exotic products.

The teams international skills enable the Distillery to produce a variety of non-chilled filtered, highland gins that appeal to a wide range of cultures and palates. These skills have been drawn from three generations of Botanists, the latest having grown up with a keen interest in distilling.The botanics are selected from both local and global sources.The team consists of Thomas the Founder, CEO and Distiller: Joline the Distillery Manager; Roger the Consultant, whose Uncle was in command of the First Class Lounge of the Queen Elizabeth Liner; and Martin and Stephan the Botanists. The team has highly experienced and professional acumen.

The specially commisioned still, named Tinkerbelle, was made by the renowned coppersmith Herr Schmidt in the Austrian Tyrol and is housed in the unique, wooden crafted distillery building on a small island in a landscaped lochan.Keen to develop sustainable business practices, the gins, for example, are bottled and labelled in such a way that they can be reused by both customer and company alike.

WHAT HAPPENS AROUND US 

Fairytale’s Newspaper

WHAT HAPPENS AROUND US 

Fairytale’s Newspaper

Scotsman Food & Drink

Is this Scotland's most magical gin distillery ? A Scottish spirits brand in the highlands has taken inspiration from German fairy tales [...]

Scotsman Food & Drink

Is this Scotland's most magical gin distillery ? A Scottish spirits brand in the highlands has taken inspiration from German fairy tales [...]

WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE

Courses

Gin Tasting

£1500pp.
  • This will be by appointment only, will last approximately one hour , 3 persons at a time, will involve information about the stilling process and a run through the Distillery equipment.

Gin School

£8000pp.
  • This will last approximately 3 hours. 2 persons at a time. The class will use our award winning Highland Gin basic recipe and students will be invited to add their own botanics following guidance from the master distiller. Students will of course get to take their own bottle of gin home.

Gin School

£8000pp.
  • This will last approximately 3 hours. 2 persons at a time. The class will use our award winning Highland Gin basic recipe and students will be invited to add their own botanics following guidance from the master distiller. Students will of course get to take their own bottle of gin home.
HAVE A LOOK ON

Our Highland Gin 

HAVE A LOOK ON THE PRODUCTS

Our Gin

HIGHLAND GIN

No.1

Compact, aromatical implementation of theme, subtly juniper like, somewhat ethereal and oily pungency, orangelike, slight mushroom notes, mossy, green-grassy, tart and peely, nutty and kernel-like, lavender, fairly full-bodied and long.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.1

Compact, aromatical implementation of theme, subtly juniper like, somewhat ethereal and oily pungency, orangelike, slight mushroom notes, mossy, green-grassy, tart and peely, nutty and kernel-like, lavender, fairly full-bodied and long.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.4

.Aromatic repetition on the palate, subtle juniper basis, woody, coniferous and resinous accents, citrus, lime, orange peel, lavender, tonka bean, spignel, some lovage, compact, full-bodied, good length, some ethereal and bitter finish.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.4

.Aromatic repetition on the palate, subtle juniper basis, woody, coniferous and resinous accents, citrus, lime, orange peel, lavender, tonka bean, spignel, some lovage, compact, full-bodied, good length, some ethereal and bitter finish.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.6

Very ethereal and ester continuation on the palate, quite a lot of juniper berries, dosed citrus top notes, orange peel, lime juice, tonka bean, mint, ginger, strong floral component, rose petals, rose oil, violet, lavender, full-bodied and compact, harmonious.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.6

Very ethereal and ester continuation on the palate, quite a lot of juniper berries, dosed citrus top notes, orange peel, lime juice, tonka bean, mint, ginger, strong floral component, rose petals, rose oil, violet, lavender, full-bodied and compact, harmonious.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.7

A rather powerful juniper berry basis, coniferous and resinous, subtle citrus notes, orange peel, grapefruit, clove oil, rooty, gentian, a lot of ginger, mint, floral aspects, lavender, a touch of lovage, compact body, fairly long finish.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.7

A rather powerful juniper berry basis, coniferous and resinous, subtle citrus notes, orange peel, grapefruit, clove oil, rooty, gentian, a lot of ginger, mint, floral aspects, lavender, a touch of lovage, compact body, fairly long finish.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.8

This lovely, slightly dry, smooth gin with just a hint of juniper in the bouquet has a flowery, rose petal beginning, reflecting the rosehip and meadowsweet ingredients. See if you can detect the slightly peppery aftertaste, not unlike some whiskey. This complex gin has many subtle taste undertones.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.8

This lovely, slightly dry, smooth gin with just a hint of juniper in the bouquet has a flowery, rose petal beginning, reflecting the rosehip and meadowsweet ingredients. See if you can detect the slightly peppery aftertaste, not unlike some whiskey. This complex gin has many subtle taste undertones.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.17

This gin‘s spicy bouquet, drawn from some of its ingredients of cardamom, dates and cassia, hints of the Spice Routes. The faint juniper beginning merges into the smooth, spicy body which finishes with vanilla and a hint of honey. Log fires and winter evenings seem made for this gin.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.17

This gin‘s spicy bouquet, drawn from some of its ingredients of cardamom, dates and cassia, hints of the Spice Routes. The faint juniper beginning merges into the smooth, spicy body which finishes with vanilla and a hint of honey. Log fires and winter evenings seem made for this gin.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.22

The delicate citrus bouquet is hard to detect but the lemony beginning with a sweetish after taste makes this a very refreshing gin, certainly one for those hot summer days!

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.22

The delicate citrus bouquet is hard to detect but the lemony beginning with a sweetish after taste makes this a very refreshing gin, certainly one for those hot summer days!

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.29

Strong ethereal top notes, candy drop-like, berry-like, lime, orange peel, floral notes, orange blossoms, elderflower, green tea, subtly juniper-like, a lot of rose oil, lavender, coriander, cardamom, thyme, malty sweetness, good tightness and length, warming finish, unconventional concept.

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HIGHLAND GIN

No.29

.Strong ethereal top notes, candy drop-like, berry-like, lime, orange peel, floral notes, orange blossoms, elderflower, green tea, subtly juniper-like, a lot of rose oil, lavender, coriander, cardamom, thyme, malty sweetness, good tightness and length, warming finish, unconventional concept.

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Our Team

WE ARE CREATING FAIRYTALES

Our Team

Thomas
ThomasFounder | CEO | Distiller
Roger
RogerConsultant
Joline
JolineDistillery Manager
Martin
MartinBotanist
Stefan
StefanBotanist | Distiller