Arbikie Distilling Ltd
Launched in late 2014, Arbikie is a hand-crafted farm-to-bottle distillery based at a family-run arable farm overlooking Lunan Bay in Angus. The company managers include the three Stirling brothers whose family owns the estate, and are joined by master distiller Kirsty Black, a graduate of the brewing course at Edinburgh's Heriot Watt University. The farm grows the ingredients used in drink production – barley for whisky, wheat for gin and potatoes for vodka – and water is taken from their own underground lake. First to launch in 2014 was their potato vodka, using a mix of Maris Piper, King Edward and Cultra potatoes, with their Kirsty's Gin hitting the market in 2015, while their single malt is expected to be ready for bottling in a few years.
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Spirited spuds11 May 2017
Not one but two premium potato vodkas – Ogilvy and Arbikie – are being made in Angus
Back in 2014, the arrival of two premium potato vodkas, one from Ogilvy Spirits based near Glamis, and the other from Arbikie Highland Estate near Inverkeilor, put Angus firmly on the Scottish spirits map. Both distilleries are farm-to-bottle…