Falkland Islands Distillers
Falkland Islands Distillers is a small craft distillery in Stanley. Surrounded by our pristine, rugged and truly magnificent environment, we have been distilling with local botanicals since 2016, carefully developing hand crafted spirits, which capture the essence of our remote and breathtaking South Atlantic islands.
In March 2019 we were very pleased to open Philomel Distillery in Stanley and launch our first gin, Darwin’s Botanicals. This is distilled in small batches, infused with locally foraged botanicals including diddle-dee berries, tea berries and scurvy grass.
We hope that we have created a gin to give a truly memorable and unique Falkland Islands experience and in 2021 we were delighted to be awarded a Gold Medal for Darwin's Botanicals Gin in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The opening hours for the Philomel Distillery and shop are managed around distilling and production work. This also includes botanical picking in late summer and early autumn, when we may be away for several days at a time.
2023 WINTER HOURS
From Sat 10 June - Sat 22 July 2023 shop hours will be adjusted as follows:
Sat 10 June 1200-1400
Thu 15 June 1200-1500
Sat 17 June 1200-1400
Thu 22 June 1200-1500
(Shop closed 23 June - 14 July)
Sat 15 July 1200-1400
Thu 20 July 1200-1500
Sat 22 July 1200-1400
From Thursday 27 July 2023 normal shop opening hours should resume:
Shop Opening Hours:
Thursday 12:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday 11:00 - 2:00pm
It is sometimes necessary to adjust these times slightly and any changes will be posted on our Facebook page.
Summer Cruise Ship Opening
We aim to open during the afternoon on days when cruise ships are visiting Stanley during summer months. Ship's staff will normally be advised of times in advance of arrival.
Our gin is sometimes also available from the Kelper Stores and Seafish Chandlery in Stanley during winter months.
If these times are not convenient then please don't hesitate to contact us. Enquiries can be sent to: email@example.com and we will do our very best to help. Home deliveries can sometimes also be arranged on request (in Stanley only!)