The harvest from Octomore, Sunderland, Island and Rockside Farms will each be handled and distilled separately. The smaller tonnages brought in by the farms at Coull, Eorrabus, Mulindry, Dunlosssit, Cruach, Gartbreck and Craigens will be combined.
All the farmers planted the barley variety ‘Concerto’ in 2014 with the exception of Ian McKerrell of Island who planted ‘Propino’. The analogy with grape varieties is a powerful one and it will be fascinating to evaluate the differences between the two in the years to come. Particularly in the context of our on-going work with organic barley from the Scottish mainland and Bere barley from Orkney.
Our warehouses are full of the most fascinating spirit, all of which is maturing in our warehouses on the Rhinns of Islay. They represent a celebration of craftsmanship, of meticulous attention to detail. We can forward to an exciting future of continuing to expand our range of the most thought provoking whiskies in the world.