Barra Whisky

Barra Whisky
The Isle of Barra Distillers Ltd story begins only as far back as 2016. Born for a desire to move home to the Outer Hebrides in the far North West of Scotland, and build something that will evoke the community spirit, our founders Kate and Michael Morrison started developing the plans for a Gin and Whisky Distillery.

Our distillery will house a one-tonne single malt installation and re-home our existing 300 litre gin still “Ada” with all necessary plans for bottling and bonded warehousing. 
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Along with the production facilities to produce over 300,00 bottles of single malt, our distillery will also include a visitor centre incorporating a retail area, information centre, café/bar area that will welcome families into our unique distillery story. We believe this is key to building a community environment welcoming both local residents as well as tourists. It is important to us that the local community are supportive of our venture, so that they too can join us on our journey.
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An opportunity exists to invest in our next planned expansion to the Isle of Barra Distillers, our new purpose built Whisky and Gin Distillery and Visitor Centre right here on the Isle of Barra. Committed to building strong ties to the island community, our new distillery is expected to bring at least 30 jobs on the island and generate tourism both locally and further afield. 
The estimated cost of the build is £5 million, including Architects' fees, which is expected to generate whisky sales of at least £29.8m within the first 10 years. Once built, it is planned that the whisky distillery will produce a minimum of 100,000 LPA per year (Litres Pure Alcohol) with an estimate of 800 casks (each 200 litres) filled, with expectations that production could double with the addition of an increased workforce.
Alan Winchester joins the team with 43 years’ service to the industry behind him, working for some of the most famous whisky distilleries in the world, he has continually pushed the boundaries within the industry. Alan has a Fellowship from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in Scotland and leads unique and immersive tastings at each year’s Spirit of Speyside Festival. 
For our customers to have the knowledge that they will be investing in a cask that has been made with the guidance from Alan, is a huge bonus. For investors, they have the knowledge that the company has someone of this calibre guiding us through the early stages, to teach us how to create a whisky worthy of the land and our home. 
We are honoured to have someone with so much respect in this industry to help guide us through the process of making a truly remarkable single malt right here on the Isle of Barra. 
Our chosen architects for this project Denham/Benn have established themselves within the distillery sector following the successful completion of the new Lagg Distillery on the Isle of Arran. Since then, the practice has earned a growing reputation for their innovative approach and inherent understanding of the client brief. Their ability to produce sensitive contemporary design is coupled with invaluable experience of island-based projects.
 Investment and Cask Sales are now available and can be discussed further with Michael Morrison on the following email:
Our Business Plan, Investment Details, Investment Pack and Private Cask Offer can be viewed on the following link:

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