The Machrihanish Distillery

The owners of The Isle of Raasay Distillery launch plans for the first new farm distillery in the region for over 180 years

A new farm distillery...

Building on the nascent success of the Isle of Raasay Distillery, Chanrossa is expanding its Single Malt Scotch Whisky portfolio by creating The Machrihanish Distillery. The owner of the Isle of Raasay Distillery is setting out to complement its brand portfolio by creating Campbeltown’s first farm to bottle single malt in over 180 years.

As well as creating much needed skilled employment in the local area, the move will bring a contemporary single malt to the old Victorian capital of whisky, once home to over 30 distilleries in days gone by.

The distillers are expected to finalise planning during 2022 and aim to break ground in 2023. The business is developing a recipe for the Machrihanish single malt that will bring a different style of whisky from a different whisky region in Scotland to complement its existing Isle of Raasay Single Malt, as well as increasing the Company’s total addressable market and production output.

It’s R&B’s ambition to create a sustainable net zero distilling process that doesn’t use any fossil fuels in the production of their whisky. In addition to that, they plan to use biological farming practices to ensure that they have a positive impact on the surrounding environment and create greater biodiversity on the farmland.

The Campbeltown region is an underserved, sleeping whisky region in Scotland, once home to over thirty distilleries and now just three.

The local community are welcoming the new inwards investment, as we predict to create over 20 new jobs. In addition, Chanrossa’s Founder & CEO Bill Dobbie’s family were from the Campbeltown area, bringing extra conviction to The Machrihanish Distillery’s part to play in regenerating a rural community in Scotland.

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