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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.


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: and we will do our very best to help.  Home deliveries can sometimes also be arranged on request (in Stanley only!)


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