Abhainn Dearg Distillery
Not open to the public.
The first legal distillery in the Outer Hebrides in 170 years is now producing single cask single malt, distilled and bottled by hand in Uig. Pronounced 'Aveen Jarræk', the name means Red River. In 2010 the distillery released the first of its new spirit, The Spirit of Lewis, and in October 2013 a limited release will be made of its inaugural three year old whisky - non-chill-filtered and with no added colour. This can be bought from their website, for distribution later in the year. The distillery is the vision of Mark Tayburn, who has turned a remote and obsolete fish farm into the first whisky distillery the islands have seen in almost two hundred years. Visits are welcome on weekdays, though larger parties should call ahead.
- Open since: 2010
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