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 ‘legal’ spirit on our Island home was just the beginning. We recently shared our exciting plans for our purpose-built Gin & Whisky Distillery on the Isle of Barra and alongside this next chapter, we’ve created the Isle of Barra Whisky Distillers Foundation. 

butchers shop isle of barra
As we progress further into our project of building our purpose build Gin & Whisky Distillery alongside the production of the Isle of Barra’s first Single Malt Whisky, we’re extremely excited to reveal our next step in conjunction with this chapter. 
Giving back to the Island is at the forefront of all that we do. Born and raised on the remote Island of Barra, our dedicated team has grown to love and appreciate our surroundings, our people and most importantly our heritage.
barra fishing boat
As a fairly young business, we are honoured to be in the incredible position we find ourselves in today, to help spread the knowledge of our home, share images of our beautiful surroundings and of course, have the spirit of Barra enjoyed between you all, wherever you are in the world. 
Through the birth of the Isle of Barra Whisky Distillers Foundation, a positive opportunity has become available to us and has blessed our team with the prospect to action an incredible programme. With the end result being of full benefit to the Isle of Barra and its people.
 isle of barra distillers
This isn’t just a great result for our locals, but also a special milestone for our company. To give back to the Island has been on our agenda from the get go. To reach this stage already, is extremely promising and we are honoured to reach one of our long-term goals.  
That is why we are proud to tell you that we will be operating the Isle of Barra Whisky Distillers Foundation for the sole purpose of giving back to the Island of Barra.
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Each year we will look to donate 1% of the total net profits back into the local community. We will present our shareholders with different needs that have been put forward to us from the community and a vote will take place for the project(s) most needed for the Island. This can be anything from a new play park for the youth or a facility for the elderly.
Our long-term goal is by year 13 or once our 10-year-old malt is released, we will be in a positive position to help build six affordable homes, for the foundation to sell at cost price to young families. Which we believe will help ease the housing issue on the Island of Barra for many young locals who are looking to live and/or return to living on the Island, just as our Co Owners did, only a few years ago.
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