Dear All,

Since we launched Nerabus Islay Gin in May 2018, we have had an extremely successful year! Fantastic reviews, bustling events and we even made the Cocktail List in a local five star hotel. 2018 was the year of the Negroni which is great if your palate is less sweet. The best cocktail however has to be the Nhubarb served at Islay’s Machrie Hotel – a Nerabus Islay Gin and Rhubarb delight with a sprig of mint and a candied piece of rhubarb – a firm favourite for 2019 too.

In 2018, we took feedback from customers and clients that whilst our logo was inspirational, our label needed a touch of magic. So, we set to work with our Designer Alex and spent months going backwards and forwards to get the label looking exactly as we wanted it. A touch of Gold, is our magic for 2019, along with embossed floral antlers. We are very happy to be launching the new ‘touch of gold” label, pictured below.

In addition, we wanted a bag for our delicious Nerabus Islay Gin and so we have collaborated with Harris Tweed and our Hebridean designer Heather to come up with our unique bottle bag design. The bag will be only in selected stores and available on our online shop later this year. If you are desperate to get your hands on this one and only bag, please email us at: An Islay tweed bag is also in the pipeline.

We have several events planned for the first 6 months of the year including our own event on Islay during the whisky and gin festival on Monday 27 May 2019. We have a few surprises in store for our customers including our Tartan Sales Team (George, Archie and Johnny).

Again, we would love to hear any feedback you have for us. We thank you for supporting us in 2018 and here’s to another successful year in 2019.

2019 Events (first half of the year)

15- 17 March     Glasgow SECC

12 April              Gintyre, Kintyre

11 May               Cranachan and Crowdie, Edinburgh

27 May               Bruichladdich Village Hall

6 July                 The Gin Lounge, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh


With best wishes, Audrey , John and the Team at Nerabus Islay Gin.