James Brown, Octomore FarmThe Ministers Field, Rockside Farm, looking towards Loch GormSkilled foundrymen recently re-cast the rake system in our mash tunWe never chill filter or add caramel colouring.Jim McEwan - the restless mind.John Evans. All our spirit is bottled by hand here at the distillery.PG McCuaig at the washbacksJosh WoodGrant McLellan and Jim McEwan, Warehouse Number 2Duncan McGillivray helped coax our old Victorian distillery back to life in 2001Adam Hannett has been working with Jim McEwan for a number of years and will ultimately take over from Jim.The valinch
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.

James Brown, Octomore Farm

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