Portnahaven, the end of the road, The Rhinns.Our original open mash tun dates back to 1881Jim McEwan: the science and art or distillationMuch equipment dates back to 1881 when the distillery was built.All our spirit is bottled here on Islay by Islay people using Islay spring waterAllan Logan with new make spirit.PG McCuaigOctomore Farm, looking towards Lorgba field, by Loch IndaalWe never chill filter or add caramel colouring.Looking west. Next stop Canada.Adam Hannet works with Jim. Ultimately the care of our precious spirit will fall upon his shoulders.
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.

Portnahaven, the end of the road, The Rhinns.

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