Tuesday, June 23, 2020


The Beinn an Tuirc Distillery, the home of Kintyre Gin, has announced plans to move into whisky production.

Plans are now underway to bring whisky production to Torrisdale. The remains of an illicit still are evident on the nearby Lephincorrach Burn, but this will be the first foray into the production of legal whisky on the estate which has been home to the Macalister Hall family for 6 generations.

The Beinn an Tuirc Distillery announces plans to move into whisky production

The distillery which is located on the Torrisdale Estate, on the east coast of Kintyre, has also announced that it is also currently constructing a licensed café, while a new building adjoining the existing Tasting Room will provide space for spirit schools.

Commenting on the news, Emma Macalister Hall, Director at Beinn an Tuirc Distillers, said: “This is a major development for the business but an obvious step for us to take. Campbeltown, the former whisky capital of the world, is only 12 miles to the south with its three existing distilleries, and there is such a rich heritage of whisky production in the general area. We already have visitors calling in for tours on their way from the Arran distilleries to Campbeltown and Islay, and this will be a fantastic pit-stop for them on their travels!”

While work on the distillery expansion was paused during the recent lockdown, construction is about to commence again, with the aim of completing the work by the end of August 2020.

Posted by Steve Rush