Jim McEwan in the cathedral of Warehouse 13Jim McEwan and Duncan McGillivrayOur original open mash tun dates back to 1881Adam Hannet works with Jim. Ultimately the care of our precious spirit will fall upon his shoulders.Grant McLellan and Jim McEwan, Warehouse Number 2Islay rainwater, An Torran.Andrew Jones, Coull Farm, IslayJim McEwan and PG McCuaig in the Tun RoomWarehouse 12, "The Vatican".Neil Wood and Allan Logan, Octofad.Allan Logan with new make spirit.
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.

Jim McEwan in the cathedral of Warehouse 13

In The Warehouse

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