Our original open mash tun dates back to 1881Jim McEwanAt present 10 farms grow malting barley for us here on IslayJim McEwan - the restless mind.Duncan McGillivray helped coax our old Victorian distillery back to life in 2001Andy Fisher and Big Grant McLellanWarehouse 12, "The Vatican".The Ministers Field, Rockside Farm, looking towards Loch GormAll our spirit is bottled here on Islay by Islay people using Islay spring waterJim McEwan and PG McCuaig in the Tun RoomThe village of Port Charlotte is two miles from the distillery, along the shore of Loch Indaal Cuvees Created By TasteJim McEwan: the science and art or distillation
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.

Our original open mash tun dates back to 1881

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