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North Uist Distillery

Island Life Distilled

Scottish Isles
Downpour Scottish Dry

AboutNorth Uist Distillery

Launched in 2019 and named Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year in 2022, North Uist Distillery is a vibrant family run business with island heritage at its heart and soul.

With the dream of bringing gin and whisky production to their island home, Kate and Jonny hit the market with Hebridean heather infused, Downpour Scottish Dry Gin. With twice the botanicals of an average gin, including locally foraged and bartered ingredients, Downpour is a big bold taste of island life that has earned both a cult following and an impressive collection of awards and medals.

Over the last four years the range has expanded to include three more flavours of Downpour Gin; Sloe and Bramble, Pink Grapefruit, and seaweed and wild thyme infused Coast and Croft.

Visit North Uist Distillery at their Nunton Steadings Visitor Centre where regularly held tasting sessions are the perfect way to become acquainted with the range of Downpour gins, with friendly and expert guidance taking you from inspiration to recipe


It is undeniable that the setting that North Uist Distillery occupies is simply breath taking!

The gorgeous scenery and rugged Scottish Island coastline is only complimented further by the wonderful spirits produced at the distillery.

The Steadings has played host to a number of industries throughout it’s history including once being occupied by a coffin maker, a fact that we are sure will be enlarged upon if you attend one of the many tasting the distillery runs throughout the year.

A warm welcome awaits alongside a wealth of wonderful spirits available from the shop.  We’d recommend stopping by on the way to the beautiful local beach.

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North Uist Distillery
Nunton Steadings,
Isle of Benebecula