Many a ship navigating the treacherous waters around the Isles of Scilly in the 1800s owed safe passage to the Master of the St. Martin’s pilot cutter. The son of a smuggler, William Gibson and his crew would put to sea whatever the weather. Their cutter the ‘Queen II’ now lies under the sand on Par beach, sometimes laid bare by big winter storms.
Like so many Scillonian sea dogs William was a hard-working farmer too. The land he farmed still provides the ingredients for SC Dogs rum, handcrafted in small batches using pure Scillonian water, aged and bottled on our farm at the first and only rum distillery on the Isles of Scilly.
SC Dogs Gold Rum glows with a rich, full-bodied yet complex smoothness. Enjoy on its own, over ice or with your favourite mixer.
Here’s to the selfless spirit of William Gibson (1839-1926) master mariner, farmer and SC Dog.
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