Coull Farm on the biting west coast of The RhinnsThe valinch. Every cask must be sampled before it can be judged ready.Jim McEwan and PG McCuaig in the Tun RoomJim McEwan using a valinchLooking west. Next stop Canada.Stillman David "Hoppy" HopeJim McEwan celebrated 50 years in the whisky industry in 2013PG McCuaigAdam HannettThe spent draff from the mash, high in valuable protein, is fed back to local cows. James Brown. Farmer, Octomore.
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 be the ultimate expression of the island itself; 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.

Coull Farm on the biting west coast of The Rhinns

In The Field

Islay Now

Maximum Temperature: 15°C / 59°F


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