Islay’s newest whisky distillery has bolted its stills in place in a milestone moment for Ardnahoe.
Owned by independent bottler Hunter Laing, Ardnahoe is expected to commence production in April 2018. Jim McEwan, ex-Bruichladdich icon, has been enlisted to oversee production.
When completed Ardnahoe will be the famous whisky-producing island’s ninth distillery, alongside Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.
Located on the island’s east coast, not far from Port Askaig, it expected that Ardnahoe will distil a peated spirit.
The stills were built at Speyside Copperworks, as was the mashtun.
Last month it was revealed that Islay’s other possible distillery Gartbreck may still be built after owner Jean Donnay and Hunter Laing came to an agreement over a land dispute.