Single Malt Whisky from Islay Grown BarleyHydrometers are used to measure the specific gravity of the spiritAdam HannettJim McEwan celebrated 50 years in the whisky industry in 2013The valinch. Every cask must be sampled before it can be judged ready.Malting barley ready for harvest, Island Farm, IslayHammer and bungs, Warehouse 12We never use chill filtration or add caramel food colouringOur barley is no mere commodity. It is our lifeblood.At present 10 farms grow malting barley for us here on IslaySkilled foundrymen recently re-cast the rake system in our mash tun
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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.

Single Malt Whisky from Islay Grown Barley

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