Gin and beer flow from the separate plants at the Wild Island Distillery and Colonsay Brewery.


Our 250 litre still produces test gins featuring local flora as part of the botanical mix. These products, The Distiller’s Cut, are available from the distillery shop and limited mainland outlets. From the start of 2019 Wild Island Botanic Gin – High Croft – a succulent and beguiling spirit made using a mix of botanicals including some gathered on Highfield Croft on the west side of the island is being distilled on the island and distributed throughout the UK and further afield.


Our three core beers, Colonsay IPA, Hangman’s Rock and Pigs Paradise, are brewed here and enjoyed on draught and in bottles in the award winning island hotel, bottles in The Pantry and across the UK.


The business has been at the heart of the island community since 2007 and is proud of the support it offers on an ongoing basis to all the major events on the island.

Find out about, the beer, the gin, the brewery itself, our awards and more on our website.

Colonsay Moorings Development

A Marine License Application for the 10 moorings due to go into Queen’s Bay was submitted to the Crown Estate in March. CCDC also submitted an application to Marine Scotland in late April. Both these applications have had a considerable amount of input from MOWI who are one of our key match-funders for this development. We hope to hear if our applications are successful in the next six to eight weeks. MOWI would like to see the moorings installed as soon as possible, but as you would expect, COVID-19 has impacted many of the administrative and physical processes required to see the 2 tonne anchor blocks put in place. Similarly, the Path Development has been delayed due to an inability to source materials. Our funder, Paths for All, are understanding of the situation and are willing to work with us on this. Colonsay Estate has agreed in principle to the path up to the church and we are working through the details with them.  
In the meantime, CCDC have been corresponding with other marine establishments, and are working on a management plan which incorporates an online booking system for the moorings.  
If anyone has any thoughts or questions about the moorings. Please contact Roz Jewell: