Barley field - Octomore, The Rhinns of Islay.An Torran, the water source for our mashDuncan McGillivray and Simon CoughlinLoch Indaal from the distilleryDuncan McGillivray helped coax our old Victorian distillery back to life in 2001Sean Gordon checking the ABV using a hydrometerThe Budgie: Senior StillmanJim McEwan and Duncan McGillivrayAndy Fisher and Big Grant McLellanOur original open mash tun dates back to 1881Mark Reynier. Co-founder. Renegade. Pioneer.
Oirthir GàidheaL:
coast of the gaels

We respect the past but don't live in its shadow. We believe in innovation and progress, while striving to create intriguing spirit - a spirit with flawless integrity and provenance. We are curious and restless - we never leave well enough alone. Pathfinders where angels fear to tread.

We believe that Islay whisky should have an authenticity derived from where it is distilled and where it is matured... from the philosophies of those who distil it. A sense of place, of terroir that speaks of the land, the barley, the water and the human soul that gave it life.

There are many who would see whisky distilling as an industrial process – a means of standard manufacture and nothing more. We understand distilling to be an ancient art, one that has intrigued the human spirit for centuries. A black art, a mysterious and enigmatic alchemy, that explores the very depths of the distiller’s soul.

Barley field - Octomore, The Rhinns of Islay.

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