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Investors are being invited to become a part of the Isle of Barra Distiller’s (IoBD) story as they launch their first Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Barra, this month (December 2021).

The Island of Barra is Scotland’s most westerly island facing the Atlantic Ocean and home to the isle’s first distillery: Isle of Barra Distillers, whose story began in 2016 when Michael and Katie Morrison decided to move to the Outer Hebrides to set up a gin and whisky distillery.

The forthcoming single malt whisky will be one that has Barra’s island home at its core. Distilled on the edge of the Atlantic and matured with the salt in the air, the Barra Single Malt Whisky will capture the essence of the unique island.

The next planned expansion for Isle of Barra Distillers will be the construction of a new purpose built whisky and gin distillery as well as a Visitor Centre on the Isle of Barra. Committed to building strong ties to the island community, the new distillery is expected to bring at least 40 jobs to the island and help to promote tourism.

The company’s investment opportunities include a membership that costs £500.00, with further opportunities to invest available on request.

The estimated cost of the new build is £6m, which, once constructed. Once built, it is planned that the whisky distillery will produce 200,000 LPA per year (Litres Pure Alcohol), with expectations that production could double with the addition of an increased workforce.

Construction will start work in the spring of 2022, with the doors opening to the new distillery in March 2024. The new distillery, which will produce 500,000 bottles of single malt a year, will house a one-tonne single malt installation and they will relocate their existing 300-litre gin still, along with bottling facilities and bonded warehousing.

There will also be a visitor centre incorporating a retail area, information centre, café/bar area that will welcome families into our unique distillery story, which the owners see key to building a community environment welcoming both local residents as well as tourists.

Once the distillery is operational, the founders will launch the Isle of Barra Distillers Foundation for the sole purpose of giving back to the Island of Barra. Each year, Isle of Barra Distillers will donate 1% of the total net profits back to the local community.

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