SC Dogs Scilly Vodka
Nearly a century ago Capt’n Stevens was born into the largest farming and fishing family on St. Martins, Isles of Scilly. Music and laughter followed Capt’n wherever he went. His sea shanties helped the winning gig Dolphin keep stroke. And after he married a Penzance girl and moved there Capt’n carried on singing, in the famous Mousehole Male Voice Choir.
Today, at the first and only distillery on St. Martins, we’ve distilled that cheerful spirit into SC Dogs Vodka. Crafted in small batches using a double distillation process and bottled on our farm, SC Dogs Vodka is an authentically pure, clean spirit with a tang of the sea.
Each bottle is dedicated to the history of one of our own sea dogs.
Here’s to Capt’n Stevens (1922-1996) - farmer, fisherman, singer and SC Dog.
About SC Dogs
SC Dogs is run out of the first and only small-batch rum distillery on the neighbouring island of St. Martin’s. Andrew Walder, whose family have run Carron Farm on St. Martin’s for over 70 years, returned to the islands after working onboard the British Antarctic Survey, during which time he’d formed a fondness for a warming tot of rum!
Each spirit in the SC Dogs collection captures a different character, from fishermen and farmers, true sea dogs embodying the spirit of Scilly.
Aside from being a celebration of local community, Scillonian flavours are heroed too. Andrew grows sugar cane molasses on the farm, harvesting and combining with local twists to create unique flavour profiles. These special spirits are truly ‘crafted by the sea’, formed as much by their proximity to the Atlantic swell as by the rich stories of those for whom Scilly seas are their livelihood.