First up is our Distiller & Part Owner of Isle of Barra Distillers, Michael Morrison. Every bottle of our award-winning Barra Atlantic is distilled by Michael from our small copper still right here on Barra. Originally a local boy, Michael moved away at 16 to pursue a change of life and open up new opportunities. Like so many though, he wanted to return home and that is where the story of the Isle of Barra Distillers begins.
We caught up with Michael for a few words. "It has been such an adventure, the past few years. We've over come so many challenges to be where we are today. What really excites me is what we have in front of us and the potential we have to really create something special"
Second up is our Finance Manager & Part Owner of Isle of Barra Distillers, Katie Morrison. If you haven’t guessed already by the surname, Katie and Michael are not only partners in business, but also in marriage. As a local to Barra too, Katie also took to Glasgow with Michael for many years before returning home to where her heart lies, to begin the great adventure of opening the first Distillery on the Isle of Barra.
Katie’s day to day duties include overlooking the books and accounts and find’s herself taking care of the majority of paperwork for the company. Katie keeps us all in tow and makes sure we do everything the correct way.
Next up we have our Brand Ambassador, Debbie MacMillan – the real chatter box of the company! Debbie was also born and bred on the Isle of Barra and took off to the Big City of Glasgow after high school where she has settled and lives for now.
Debbie’s role in the company is to spread brand awareness of the Isle of Barra Distillers and our Barra Atlantic Gin. And does so by sharing our Island Spirit at Event’s, Show’s and Gathering’s whilst building relationships with our Stockists and Click & Collect Partners.
And believe it or not, that draw’s our meet the team at the Isle of Barra Distillers to an end for now. Our team may be small, but we all work passionately to build and strengthen the Isle of Barra Distillers together. A company so close to our hearts and on our Island home is the major drive behind the Isle of Barra Distillers continuous success. We each look forward to growing as a team and continuing our work together!