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Isle of Barra


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.


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 40 jobs on the island and generate tourism both locally and further afield.

The estimated cost of the build is £8m. Once built, it is planned that the whisky distillery will produce 200,000 LPA per year (Litres Pure Alcohol) with an estimate of 1400 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.

Along with the production facilities to produce over 500,000 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.

                                                                                              OUR PEOPLE, OUR HOME
Breaking the waves of the mighty Atlantic Ocean on the far western edge of Scotland, of Europe, the Isle of Barra is our home, our inspiration, our family. Distilling and bottling at Scotland’s most westerly distillery, we create the true taste of Barra, sharing the best of our Island home with the Barra family, home and away.

There are two sides to every story and ours is no different. The Isle of Barra is our family home but for a time we were away. Fearless spirit brought us back. The desire to return to our roots and create Scotland’s most westerly distillery. Start our own family on the edge of the Atlantic, the vast ocean that many of our courageous ancestors crossed, often leaving everything behind.

We are the lucky ones. Many people cannot return home. That is why we started our charity foundation, to create opportunities for more families to call Barra home. That is why we support the corncrake, an endangered bird species that returns to Barra every summer to nest and start their own families. That is why we celebrate home. Creating the true taste Barra, sharing the best of our island, home and away, with family to the fore. There are two sides to the Isle of Barra Distillers story, with the wild Atlantic to the west, the tranquil Sound of Barra to the east. Our home. Our inspiration.

Our family. Island born, fearless spirit.
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