Work – Life – Balance

Work – Life – Balance

At the beginning of January, we introduced a 12-week experiment, could we move to a four-day working week and make it sustainable? The answers are in….
The Big House

The Big House

The original seat of the clan MacNeil of Barra, Kisimul Castle, is one of the most distinctive landmarks of...
Ours, Yours & The Barra Family

Ours, Yours & The Barra Family

We call ourselves the family distillery and you may think that is because...
Home of the Clan

Home of the Clan

Hop on a boat to make the memorable journey to the ‘Castle in the Sea’...
From The Shore

From The Shore

Each piece of our key botanical is hand harvested from the shores that surround our island home, creating a bold flavour, rich in maritime notes...
A Slice of Barra

A Slice of Barra

Barra holds a special place in the hearts of many. Some celebrate a milestone birthday by doing the renowned Barra beach landing, while others come to trace their family heritage...
A Sit Down with Michael

A Sit Down with Michael

This week we sat down with Michael, our Managing Director & Co-founder...
A New Season

A New Season

We’re excited to welcome more faces to our Island home with the arrival of the new tourist season... 
Supporting One Parent Families Scotland this Mother’s Day

Supporting One Parent Families Scotland this Mother’s Day

 With the special celebration of Mother’s Day fast approaching, we join the world in celebrating ...
Looking forward to the brighter days of spring

Looking forward to the brighter days of spring

It may have been cold and wintery outside our distillery doors but there was a lot of love in th...
Brand Development with D8 Studio

Brand Development with D8 Studio

This week we had the pleasure of welcoming David, Fiona and Steven from D8 Studio in Glasgow to o...
SEALED WITH A KISS

SEALED WITH A KISS

While crafting our Rhubarb & Heather Gin Liqueur last year, we knew it was something special...
Local Employment Opportunities

Local Employment Opportunities

From the outset, it's been of high importance to us to create new jobs and increase employment op...
Four-day working week at Isle of Barra Distillers

Four-day working week at Isle of Barra Distillers

As we settle into the new year, we're thrilled to get back into the swing of things here at ...
Donation to Barra Cancer Support Group

Donation to Barra Cancer Support Group

We decided rather than taking part in Black Friday deals this year we would like to do something ...
Giving Tuesday 2021

Giving Tuesday 2021

At the Isle of Barra Distillers, our team are all born and bred here on Barra, therefore our comm...
Our new Rhubarb & Heather Gin Liqueur

Our new Rhubarb & Heather Gin Liqueur

Hand-crafted with love, we’re delighted to share with you, our 2021 limited batch of Rhubarb &...
Award Winning October

Award Winning October

We had lots of amazing things happening behind the scenes and we hit the ground running this October...
Never Far Away

Never Far Away

We understand that the luxury of time isn’t always available to us, especially when purchasing a last-minute tipple or gift...
O U R   C O N T R I B U T I O N

O U R C O N T R I B U T I O N

It’s always spoken of, always the aim and is extremely important that we all play our part in sustaining our planet...
Keeping up with the Isle of Barra Distillers

Keeping up with the Isle of Barra Distillers

Summer is in full swing, hard work continues at the forefront and behind the scenes of our distillery...
Barra Serves

Barra Serves

Whilst it’s hard to stray away from a good old-fashioned G&T, sometimes it’s nice to mix it up and try something new...
We’ve gone to Switzerland!

We’ve gone to Switzerland!

We’ve gone to Switzerland! Well not us personally, we’re still in beautiful Barra, but...
Giving Back!

Giving Back!

It’s been quite the week here on Barra, not to mention a successful one at that. From a spontaneous mid-week day off for staff, to giving back to the local community. We’re pleased to reflect on our working days.
Back to business!

Back to business!

Oh how it’s good to be back into the full swing of things. With our friends in the hospitality and retail industry back with a bang...
Summer Traditions

Summer Traditions

Well, we enjoyed that short spell of great weather, giving us a taste of the summer! It made us reminisce on summers gone by, seasonal traditions and gatherings. A fantastic season to be on Barra for and one that we can only hope to return to in the very near future.  
Whisky Distillers Foundation

Whisky Distillers Foundation

From the outset, we’ve had our share of ambitions, goals and targets. Opening the first ‘legal’ distillery and producing the first...
Mixing It Up!

Mixing It Up!

It’s all about the Gin, the creations and generally ‘mixing it up’ this week. Whilst you can’t beat a good old Barra G&T...
The Journey

The Journey

Distilled, bottled, and shipped from the remote Island of Barra, our Barra Atlantic Gin takes many journeys to reach mainland UK and...
Island Paradise

Island Paradise

Are you planning your staycation for summertime? The Isle of Barra may be on your radar already...
A welcoming sight!

A welcoming sight!

We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming new and familiar faces to our distillery this past week. With the easing of restrictions, we have appreciated the return of normality to an extent and our much-loved island buzz! 
From the Isle of Barra to San Francisco World Spirits Competition

From the Isle of Barra to San Francisco World Spirits Competition

It’s no secret that our Barra Atlantic Gin embarks on many journeys. Even its route from the Isle of Barra to mainland Scotland caused a mass of transportation...
Earth Day

Earth Day

Earth Day 2021, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for Environmental Protection worldwide...
A House Pour at Two Fat Ladies!

A House Pour at Two Fat Ladies!

Two Fat Ladies Restaurants are undoubtedly one of the best-known and high respected restaurants within Scotland. As a real Glaswegian Institution...
A week at the Isle of Barra Distillers

A week at the Isle of Barra Distillers

After a calm and quiet Easter weekend here on the Isle of Barra, we are back into the swing of all things work. The times are moving and so are we...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Journal day has conveniently landed on a very special day indeed. Today we celebrate our very own Co-Owner & Managing Director’s Birthday. As a celebration, this week’s journal is dedicated to the one and only Michael Morrison!