Abhainn Dearg

  • Pronunciation: A-vin JER-ig
  • Meaning: The Red River
  • Founded: 2008
  • Region: Islands (Lewis)
  • Status: Operational
  • Owner: Mark Tayburn
  • Production Capacity: 20,000 litres a year

Perhaps the most isolated of all of Scotland’s distilleries, Abhainn Dearg is constructed on the site of an old fish farm.  Mark Tayburn managed to keep this unusual distillery a secret from the world until spirit was being produced. Now it seems to be going from strength to strength.

Abhainn Dearg released their inaugural whisky in 2011, under the umbrella of the ‘Spirit of Lewis’. Only 2011 bottles of this were made available.

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