Our Annual Autumn Open is sponsored by the Isle Of Skye Distillers, a family company producing the famous Misty Isle Gin here on The Isle of Skye
THE STORY SO FAR
Misty Isle Gin has been a long time in the making. It’s become something of a passion. From our family home in Portree on the Isle of Skye, we have created a unique Scottish spirit which we are proud to call our own. Distilling this beautiful craft gin anywhere else but here on Skye was never in question. Provenance is everything – that abiding sense of belonging and community. Over time, we have perfected our recipe; a marriage of passion and the right balance of the finest botanicals. It has taken patience and judgement, but some things cannot be rushed. This is a special moment. We are delighted to share our handcrafted, premium gin from Scotland with you.
THE WILSON BROTHERS
We (Thomas and Alistair Wilson) were raised on Skye, a place we are both passionate and enthusiastic about promoting to a wider audience. It was over three years ago that we hatched plans to give up our ‘day job’s and dreamed of creating the first gin distillery on the Isle of Skye. After securing planning permission to purpose build the distillery and thus fulfilling our dream, the hard work really began. The Wilson brothers set out and created something unique!
Alistair, the youngest brother has a background in the hospitality industry and has been a manager in various bars and restaurants across Glasgow. So, he is very used to customer and taste expectations. Thomas, the older and ‘wiser brother’ (well that’s his saying!) has been a local builder and has worked for the Highland and Islands Council, served in the Parachute Regiment and is still very active as a retained fireman in the local rural area. A great combination of customer and organisational skills!
In creating Misty Isle gin, we took inspiration from the local landscape, the Old man of Storr, and the Cuillin mountain range in particular. With lots of dedication, burning the midnight oil, weeks foraging local juniper berries -often in the rain- we finally launched Misty Isle gin in early February 2017, to great applause. All of our gin is made locally in Portree using the crystal clear spring waters from the Storr Lochs just over a few miles or so from the distillery. We first launched as Isle of Skye gin and are still the first stills producing gin on Skye!
PROVENANCE IS EVERYTHING
Proud of our unique bottle, label and branding designs, the bottle shape represents the elements on the Isle of Skye, our mountainous landscape and turbulent seas. The label design is an accurate representation of the Cuillin Mountains and has multiple finishes including a copper foiling that is a nod to our copper gin stills. Did you know that each bottle of Misty Isle gin is unique and different? When our bottle is made, the process of creating our twisted top means it picks up a slightly different shape and imperfection when the glass cools.
With four gin stills producing, supply and demand is met always. The Isle of Skye Distillers is 100% independent and is entirely funded by the Wilson Brothers. The distillery is not open to the public but has a beautiful shop in the village along with their amazing gin school.
ALL GOLFERS REQUIRE TO BOOK A TEE-TIME BEFORE ENTERING THE COURSE
At Isle of Skye Golf Club we are a 18 hole course comprising of 18 Tees playing to 9 greens. It may be that you wish to only play 9 holes when booking you Tee time.
You will be aware that golf clubs have had to change the way they operate. Due to the need for clubs to maintain records meeting the requirements of our governing bodies and Scottish Government, bookings are mandatory for access to the course. Although visitor bookings are now available, the clubhouse will remain unstaffed at weekends. Meantime we are open 10am-3pm on Mondays through to Fridays. If your booking cannot be made via our online booking system, below, please contact us no less than two days in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please be aware that bookings through the website may be subject to an admin fee recently introduced by Scottish Golf (who provides the system). We understand that this should be £3 but some people have been charged £10. We have taken this up with Scottish Golf and we understand that they are looking into it. Members of other Scottish golf clubs who have a Scottish Golf account should not be charged any admin fee. Please contact Scottish Golf about any admin fee you believe you have been charged in error.
You will be prompted for payment when booking (secure online payment using a credit/debit card). This will require your device to accept a pop-up. If you are not prompted for payment, you may need to change your device setting to allow this.
Due to a system restriction, we can offer only 18 hole bookings online at the moment. If you require a 9 hole booking, please contact us so we can arrange your booking. If you are a member of a club with whom we have a reciprocal arrangement, please contact us so we can arrange your booking for you at the appropriate price.
No visitor bookings on Saturdays and Sundays before 12 noon, please. These are competition days for our membersonly
Note that cancellations may be subject to a small charge to cover costs.
Please ensure you provide contact details (email address and phone number) when prompted. This is important for Track & Trace requirements. When you visit the golf club please –
Write your name, date, and tee time on a bag label provided and attach to your golf bag. You may be asked for proof of booking while on the course, so please make sure you have done this.
If you prefer to pay by BACS ahead of your visit, please contact us so we can arrange your tee booking. Our details are…
account number: 00310158, sort code: 80-09-47
For your BACS reference, please use your surname followed by VIS (so we can easily verify your payment).
Please keep to your tee time booking. Remember that, as a 9 hole course, players may be coming through for their “back nine”.
If faster players catch you up, please stand aside and allow them to overtake (play through). Some may be members playing in a club competition
Enjoy your round at Isle of Skye Golf Club and always display your bag ticket with name, date, and the tee time you booked. Thank you.
18 holes Adult £35 9 holes
18 holes Junior <17yrs £10 9 holes £5
I decided to go on the spur of the moment and I'm glad I did ...I loved every hole and met some very nice people. Stunning Course"
Jim Hartsell Author of The Secret Home of Golf -