The tiny archipelago of Malta is a place of unrivalled natural beauty; from the iridescent waters of Blue Lagoon to hidden caves and breath-taking cliffs. It is here that our story began. The first of its kind, Islands8 is crafted from eight indigenous botanicals, hand-picked for their fragrant herbal aromas to give our gin a smooth, refreshing taste. The true taste of Malta.

Even as a young man, George, our founder, had a curious mind and a passion for Malta’s rich culture and diverse flavours. Upon visiting well-known distilleries, he had the opportunity to see how the magic was made. An instant passion for gin was ignited and he began researching – hungry for even more knowledge. 

One day, serendipity struck when the fragrant aromas of the wild herbs around him gave him an inspired idea to create a gin that incorporated the distinctive botanicals from his native home. Like the alchemists of old, he began experimenting, mixing different herbs and creating various blends before, finally, selecting 8 botanicals that worked perfectly together in symphony. And so, Islands8 was born as a truly distinctive gin, crafted to suit everyone’s tastes.


There are gin-lovers, and then there are those who haven’t yet discovered Islands8. We believe that gin should be enjoyed by everyone, so we made it our mission to create a spirit that not only met but exceeded expectations. We saw the potential in a unique blend of botanicals that are traditionally used in Maltese cooking, and carefully crafted the one-of-a-kind recipe that gives our gin its characteristic flavour. 

The result is a gin for those who seek something different from the norm that can be enjoyed as a hard-earned sundowner on the rocks, or in a refreshing cocktail for a special occasion. Islands8 is for individuals who appreciate quality and want something that is guaranteed to transport you to a place of undiscovered magic. While our journey began on our humble island home, our vision for the future is to bring the taste of Malta to the rest of the world. 

With its superior quality and close links to Europe, we see Islands8 becoming the leading gin for those with discerning tastes, and plan to develop delicious new recipes for even more unique and versatile flavours in the near future. Islands8 began with a little inspiration and a big dream, growing into an industry leader with focus, determination, and perseverance. 

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