Early barley shoots, Sunderland Farm, IslayLoch IndaalGraham Hayes, Mashman & Stillman.  Production is strictly analogue.'The Budgie' judging the middle cutWe never chill filter or add caramel colouring.Skilled foundrymen recently re-cast the rake system in our mash tunStillman PG McCuaigAt present 10 farms grow malting barley for us here on IslayAdam Hannet works with Jim. Ultimately the care of our precious spirit will fall upon his shoulders.We never use chill filtration or add caramel food colouringJohn Evans. All our spirit is bottled by hand here at the distillery.
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.

Early barley shoots, Sunderland Farm, Islay

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