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. The weather in Scotland’s been tropical and with it, brings plenty of demand for Gin…much to our delight!  
barra distillery
Our small team have been keeping out of trouble as the hard work continues in our distillery. From fulfilling online orders, keeping our Island shop fully stocked, shipping to retailers, click & collect locations and not to mention the odd pallet load travelling to new countries, it’s been full steam ahead.
We’ve also been working on another project this week, one that is of high importance and is very special to us and most definitely deserves a mention. There’s been a little revamp to our distillery shop with a new display of our Gin & Whisky Distillery plans.
barra distillery whisky
 The display offers a plethora of information on our upcoming plans for our purpose-built distillery on the Island of Barra. And whilst our distillery plans are moving forward with a positive response, we feel this is the perfect opportunity to learn how you, the community of Barra feel about the project.
Over the coming weeks, we are inviting you to visit our current distillery, where you can obtain an in-depth understanding of our proposed distillery build. Alongside this information, we also have a feedback survey that we also welcome you to complete. Your survey submission can be left anonymous or signed.  
The Isle of Barra Distillers Ltd story begins only as far back as 2016. Born from 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 Katie and Michael Morrison started developing the plans for a Gin and Whisky Distillery.
whisky distillery site
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 create at least 30 job opportunities on the Island and generate tourism both locally and further afield. 
The estimated cost of the build is £5m, 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 an increased workforce.

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.
ada gin still
Along with the production facilities to produce over 300,000 bottles of single malt, our distillery will also include a visitor centre incorporating a retail area, information centre, café/bar 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 visitors. It is important to us that the local community are supportive of our venture, so that they too can join us on our journey.
A whisky worthy of the land and our home. We want to hear from you and this is your opportunity.

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