Unst is the UK’s most northerly island located at the tip of the Shetland islands, over 200 miles from the Scottish mainland and 600 miles from London. On this island of 632 people is the UK’s most northerly distillery – Saxa Vord Distillery, owned and operated by us at The Shetland Distillery Company. Why don't you travel to Unst with us?
The passion and inspiration behind every drop of our award-winning gin comes from the islands we call home. We are the first distillery in Shetland and draw upon the unique landscape and cultural heritage of Shetland produce a product that is a true reflection of these magical northern islands.
Community and culture play important roles in Unst and we work with our fellow islanders for our unique locally sourced botanicals, applemint and bladderwrack seaweed. An important part of Shetland culture is the dialect and we want to do our part to keep the unique Shetland dialect alive
Our video ‘Travel to Unst’ has been launched to share with our customers, the uniqueness of Unst and Shetland, geographically and culturally, in the hope that one day, you will be drawn to the islands to discover where our products are made.
Are you planning on discovering Shetland? If so, we would be delighted to welcome you at our distillery where we offer tours throughout the summer months. Please contact us prior to your visit by calling us on 01957 711217.