Badachro Distillery was much dreamed and spoken of for years and years before it became a reality. In fact… once upon a time, in a remote hamlet on the north west coast of the Scottish Highlands, in the real Wester Ross, Gordon and Vanessa met in the Badachro Inn and married less than twelve weeks later.
Madness, they all said, but over twenty years later, they live in the house on the hill, overlooking Badachro Bay, with their kids, dogs, cat and two horses, entertaining B&B guests and concocting licit spirits, with the greatest deliciousness being Badachro Gin.
Vanessa had trained in hospitality in an up-market hotel in Munich and Gordon had worked for an advertising agency and life together, at first in the Middle East, was exciting and successful. When a move from Jeddah, to Dubai and then to London was followed by babies, a lust to leave the rat-race grew.
Oh, to have a wee business up in the Highlands and live a life of freedom and simplicity. So, following a few years in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, escape to Badachro became a reality.
Badachro Distillery Limited