Papillon Gin marries classic botanicals with local Dartmoor botanicals - fresh gorse flowers picked on the moor, rowan and hawthorn berries, chamomile and Devon violet leaves grown locally. This small batch gin is made with pure spring water from a local Dartmoor hill farm and distilled in copper for a crystal clear, distinctively smooth taste. Named Papillon for the Pearl Bordered Fritillary, an endangered Dartmoor butterfly that feeds on wild violets.
Papillon Dartmoor Distillery is the first of its kind within the Dartmoor National Park. Adam and Claire, the owners and distillers, both grew up here and enjoy sharing its special qualities through their small-batch gin. They named the Distillery Papillon because they donate 1% from every bottle to a local Butterfly Conservation project, and volunteer with them surveying/monitoring fritillaries in their local area on Dartmoor.