Abhainn Dearg Distillery

- Uig, Scotland

About Abhainn Dearg Distillery

Abhainn Dearg distillery, stands proudly in Uig on the western coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, marking the most westerly distillery in Scotland. Its name, Scottish Gaelic for “Red River,” harkens back to a historical skirmish between locals and Viking invaders. 

Under the ownership of Mark Tayburn, production commenced in September 2008 within a former salmon hatchery, with some pens still in use for fish production. The distillery’s design, featuring titled still heads modeled on illicit stills of yore, adds to its uniqueness. Utilising water from nearby Loch Raonasgail via the Abhainn Dearg, the distillery released its first whisky, the “Spirit of Lewis,” in 2011. 

Among its notable products are the Spirit of Lewis Cask Strength, Abhainn Dearg Single Malt Special Edition, and the Abhainn Dearg 10 Year Old Single Malt, which holds the distinction of being the oldest whisky produced by a legal distillery in the Outer Hebrides.

Abhainn Dearg Whisky Cask Ownership - The Facts

Founded: 2008
Region: Island
Distillery Status: Working
Water Source: Loch Raonasgail

Abhainn Dearg is a renowned distillery located in Scotland with a rich heritage in producing fine whiskies. The rarity and quality of their products makes them desirable to collectors and enthusiasts, only increasing their value over time.

Whisky typically gains value as it ages and matures in the cask. The longer it remains in the cask, the more it has the potential to develop complexity and depth of flavors. We offer cask purchase programs that allow you to select the type of cask and aging duration, providing you with control over the maturation process.

Buying a cask allows you to own a unique piece of Bladnoch’s Kirkcowan Spirit production and a part of Bladnoch’s history. As the availability of aged and limited-edition whiskies decreases over time, the scarcity of these bottles can drive up their value.

Whisky has experienced growing popularity worldwide, particularly with the rise of collectors and investors seeking alternative assets. If the demand for premium Scotch whisky remains strong or continues to increase, it could positively impact the investment potential of your Kirkcowan Spirit (Bladnoch) cask. Recently we have seen the price of a standard bottle of Bladnoch rise from £40 to £80.

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