Grant McLellan and Jim McEwan, Warehouse Number 2A What-If PhilosophyJim McEwan using a valinchThe valinch. Every cask must be sampled before it can be judged ready.Our traditional open-topped cast iron mash tunAn Torran, the water source for our mashMark Reynier, co-founder, pioneer, renegadePG McCuaigThe original Boby Mill, 1881 is still in use todayLooking west. Next stop Canada.Sean GordonMark French of Rockside Farm, Islay
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.

Grant McLellan and Jim McEwan, Warehouse Number 2

Our Philosophy

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