Lussa Gin Distillery Tour
Nestled on the neighbouring island of Jura is Lussa Gin , which came to life just 5 years ago following a chance conversation between three islanders - Alicia MacInnes, Claire Fletcher and Georgina Kitching. The gin is produced using local botanicals that are grown, gathered and distilled on Jura, and Alicia, Claire and Georgina all agree that the making of the gin, on the island's tough terrain and in its weather conditions is their 'labour of Lussa'. Jura itself is a special place - accessible by sea (or air), and home to around 200 people, 6,000 red deer, otters, eagles, and an abundant array of flora and fauna. The distillery is situated along a single track road at Ardlussa - 25 miles from the ferry - and as the team say, the magic begins with the place, which they all share a love of. Their other love is growing things, everything that is in the bottle is being grown on the island. Ingredients are gathered by hand from hills, glens, woods and seas, before they and the clear spring water meet Jim - the team's handcrafted copper still. Together, Alicia, Claire and Georgina harnessed their skills and their love of their home to create Lussa Gin. When it is safe to visit the island and you're over 8 years old, you can tour the distillery and meet the team (pre-booking required), Monday to Friday 11.30am and 2.30pm. Until then you can sample some of this zesty and aromatic gin by purchasing online via Lussa Gin's website.
Please note we are unable to offer tours while a distillation is taking place. Children under 8 are not permitted.