From our distillery home in the historic surroundings of Nunton Steadings, an integral part of the island community since the 1700’s our Whisky journey begins. Inspired by stories passed down through the generations of the illicit island stills which supplied a welcome dram or two to the crofters, fishermen and other island friends - we now look to the future, starting an exciting new story that will forever respect our past. We’re just getting started. There is far to go. But we make sure to savour every moment of our journey which we look forward to sharing with you along the way.
When it comes to creating something special, we know that only the very best ingredients will do. That’s why our Whisky range will make exclusive use of the finest Bere Barley. A historic grain, it was first grown in neolithic times and has a rich association with our island home. Traditionally used for Whisky production worldwide, it fell out of favour replaced with other grains that were faster to grow and cheaper to buy. Luckily for us, Bere happens to be the only barley produced on our islands, and we are proud that our Whisky range will take full advantage of this superior grain as we look to support a new generation of crofters while producing some of Scotland’s finest single malts.
An important figure on the island, we are proud to work in partnership with The Keeper of the Grain to ensure a bright future for the historic produce of our native islands. Our keeper Niall started growing Bere Barley 42 years ago on the island - the next in line to an age old tradition passed down through the generations. His role, to ensure the continuation of the the world’s finest grain on our islands. Monitoring the harvest each year and ensuring enough seed remains to start things over again each season.
Our limited edition first launch casks sold out in record time, however, there will be other opportunities to get involved. Pop us an email to say hello and be added to our whisky mailing list which ensures you will be among the first to hear of any future releases.