Snawstorm Spirits was launched in 2019 by husband and wife Leon and Susan Chessor. Based in the heart of Speyside, an area best known for single malt whiskies, Snawstorm Spirits aim to create spirits that are distinctively different. Leon is used to hillwalking in Cairngorm National Park, often in blizzards and storms, and it was this that inspired him to use the water collected in natural springs to make spirits. Snawstorm Vodka was launched in 2019 with the Highland Gin following in August 2020. Both drinks use a new make spirit from a local whisky distillery as the base spirit.