We create our award winning gins in small batches using a copper still at our distillery in Moretonhampstead, within the stunning environment of Dartmoor National Park.
As well as traditional gin botanicals we use ‘Dartmoor flavours’: fresh gorse flowers from the moor, rowan and hawthorn berries, chamomile, nettles, navelwort and Devon violets.
Each batch is made with fresh spring water from a nearby hill farm where Pearl Bordered Fritillaries frequent. Papillon is named after this species, a threatened Dartmoor butterfly that feeds on wild violets. We donate 1% from every bottle sold to a local Butterfly Conservation project that protects this species.
Alongside a keen interest in conservation, we try to keep our business and products as environmentally sensitive as possible.
We think our gins are best enjoyed on a summer’s evening, sat on a granite tor as the sun goes down.
Nectar for both the gin drinker and the butterfly!
Papillon Dartmoor Distillery
Newton Abbot TQ13 8NU