Ice and Fire Distillery creates, distills and bottles craft small batch premium gin and rum on their Highland Croft. The Ice and Fire Distillery ethos is to distinguish our truly ‘artisan’ products. As craft distillers we can prove our craftsmanship and authenticity to restore the craft definition and consumer trust. We ensure authenticity throughout our brand by using more natural home grown ingredients in our spirits. Our ethos is to combine our knowledge and skills in distilling with our passion for the ingredients we use, to ensure that every bottle of spirits we produce is truly hand crafted, small batch and artisan. It is not just botanicals that go into our bottles, it is our soul and character.
OUR ARTISAN PRODUCTS We have carried through the crofting and Highland heritage with our ingredients using what has been around in the Highlands for generations.
Crofters Tears Purple heather is our signature ingredient in Crofters Tears. All our life we have lived with the sight of beautiful blooming purple heather on our doorstep so it was a must in any product and we are delighted that Crofter’s Tears Gin tastes as good as the heather looks.
Caithness Highland Gin Using rhubarb which was and still, is a staple in any crofting garden along with salmonberries picked from the Latheronwheel Strath, Rhubarb is to crofts what Juniper is to gin. This fruity citrus based gin is a delight to drink and is a truly local representation.
Caithness Raiders Rum harks back to the Viking Heritage of Caithness with our ferocious seas and Norse names. This spiced rum is the Dark and Wild side of Caithness and contains local honey. We prefer to think of our experimenting as a touch of alchemy and it has been hugely pleasurable to produce something we know is truly local and artisan in its origins.
We have tried to instill our background and heritage into the bottle, label and branding of our designs. Our bottles have been designed by us and represent both the area and our lives. The bottles have heather embossed around the bottom and the Ice and Fire stag’s head logo and lettering are embossed on the glass. The label represents the area we live in with the mountains of Morven and Scaraben, the crofthouse and the Wade bridge at Latheronwheel. The stag harks back to our heritage with our distiller Iain having been a gamekeeper all of his life.