Papillon Gin is lovingly created in our small distillery nestled within the Dartmoor National Park.
We distil our gin with 17 different botanicals, including Dartmoor flavours; gorse, hawthorn and rowan berries, chamomile and specially grown local Devon violets.
We named it Papillon for the Pearl Bordered Fritillary, an endangered Dartmoor butterfly that feeds on wild violets and are donating 1% from every bottle sold to The Butterfly Conservation project protecting fritillaries in our local area.
Papillon Gin is made with fresh Dartmoor spring water from a nearby hill farm where the Pearl Bordered Fritillaries frequent.
Nectar for both the gin drinker and butterfly.
To buy Papillon Gin, please see out stockists map below or to buy online click on the link. We also supply direct to trade customers. Please email us or call on 07378 282323 for all trade enquiries.BUY ONLINE
We take traditional gin botanicals; such as juniper, coriander seed, angelica and cubeb berries, and mix them with specific Dartmoor flavours which are foraged or hand grown locally; gorse, hawthorn berries, rowan berries and Devon Violets.
Our pure water is sourced fresh from a hill farm high up on Dartmoor. It springs from just below a granite tor perched up on gorse scattered moorland, where the Pearl Bordered Fritillary can be found pausing its flight to sip from the spring.
1% from each bottle of Papillon Gin is donated to the Butterfly Conservation charity, towards a local project protecting specific threatened species; Marsh, Heath, Pearl Bordered and High Brown Fritillaries, and the Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth.
The project aims to save the most threatened butterfly and moth species in the South West. Working in partnership with landowners to support them in conserving these endangered species, the project engages with communities to show them the wonder of their local wildlife.
Pearl Bordered Fritillary
Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary
High Brown Fritillary
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth
Field notes from Papillon Gin Distillery
A Summer of Gin and Terrier Racing
In search of Papillon
From Moorland to Bottle
Papillon Dartmoor Distillery is the first of its kind within the Dartmoor National Park. Adam and Claire, the owners and distillers, both grew up there and enjoy sharing its special qualities through their small-batch gin.
Together Adam and Claire love to explore Dartmoor, on foot or bike, and are always keen for an adventure. They often take off for a wild camp, always accompanied by a Papillon Gin and Tonic.
As well as conservation, the environment is very important to Papillon. The distillery is powered through a 100% renewable energy supplier, only compostable cups are used at events and Papillon's gift packaging is made with cardboard, not plastic. All products are produced in as environmentally sensitive a way as possible.