Inspired by pirates. Distilled beside the sea. J. Gow’s rums are fermented, distilled, matured and bottled on Lamb Holm. A tiny island, just 0.15 square miles to south of St Mary’s village. Home to the Italian Chapel and connected to mainland Orkney by the Churchill barriers.
J. Gow Rum takes its name from the infamous Orkney pirate John Gow. His short, violent career began in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and ended in Orkney. The distillery sits metres away from the beach. It may well be one of the smallest rum producing islands in the world. They produce a range of rum styles, using various fermentation techniques, mainly focusing on heavier, full-bodied rums that have been cask-aged.
The distillery shop is open for tastings and sells a wide range of produce and merchandise.
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Opening hours: 10-4 Monday – Thursday and Saturday and 10 – 2 on Fridays.