Isle of Barra Distillery

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Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby ikendal » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:58 pm

Any thoughts about this distillery
Seem to have past me by until it pop up on another thread.

http://www.uisgebeathananeilean.co.uk/home.html

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:22 pm

I've never heard of the distillery but Barra is lovely (although I've only ever seen in in glorious sunshine).

The geography seems a bit suspect, though. The claim that the Outer Hebrides are 90 miles from the mainland is wrong. Barra might have a 90 mile ferry crossing to Mallaig, but the distance from Lewis is not that far - and now Skye is part of the mainland Scalpay is very close indeed. And I thought Barra was roughly circular - rather than 12 miles long and 2-3 miles wide.

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby kallaskander » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:32 pm

Hi there,

I do not think that there is a distillery on Barra as yet. Plans were under way but the last entry on their own home page is form 29th November 2005 where they say that they have bought a water source.
Afik nothing ever came of the plans for Barra distillery.

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby woodhill » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:40 pm

Let's buy it!

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby ikendal » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:51 pm

the website gives a very different story!

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:53 pm

woodhill wrote:Let's buy it!



Hey Woodhill .... maybe start with a single cask before you think about buying a whole distillery :wink: :lol:

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:58 pm

ikendal wrote:the website gives a very different story!


Yes.... It says there is a discount for and cask bought before end of 2007. I'd doubt that they's have that sort of statement there since 2005. But hey you never know :roll:

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby kallaskander » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:16 pm

Hi there,

if you google for it there is no news to be found that Barra Distillery has been

a) started to be build
b) finished building
c) opened
d) starting production
e) filling the first cask
f) etc

All news about Barra is 2005 or before.

Is there a distillery on Barra?

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby kallaskander » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:27 pm

Hi there,

here a quote on Barra Distillery from another forum.



Posted: 18 Jun 2007 at 22:30
Gerry i have not been back to barra for a few years, Barra live has gone a long way since the first one we all knew it would get bigger and better i wish i could be there to see all the old faces one day maybe.how are they getting on with the new distillery who would have thought it whisky making on barra the old boys would be rubbing their hands if they were here to see it.a block built polli.ok hope to see you in Barra one day
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Posted: 18 Jun 2007 at 22:48


The Distillery project is creeping forward, there appear to be a good number of hurdles they have to cross before they can start to build it.

The Castlebay Bar has just been painted. I had fears it would loose somethinkg of its character as it appeared to be very bright, but once everything was put back in place, there was no real difference. By the time the Vatersay Boys took the stage on Saturday evening - normal service has resumed. By the way the guy doing the painting also painted it last time it was done - in 1977 (I think he said). He may get another go before he retires.

If you are planning Barrafest, it would be good to meet you - I can't put a face to more than a couple of folk on here.

http://www.footstompin.com/forum?threadid=83405

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:45 pm

Believe it or not, I was on Barra when the Vatersay Boys were playing at the Castlebay Bar (Saturday 9 June 2007) but was too tired to go after a busy day on Mingulay and Pabbay.

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby Iain » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:54 pm

kallaskander wrote:Is there a distillery on Barra?

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kallaskander


Is that where they make Barra's Irn Bru :?

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby lohssanami » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:11 pm

Wasn't there a movie called, "Barra Barra"?

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:25 pm

There was a "movie" (or fillum as we know them) caled Whisky Galore that was about a cargo of whisky that washed up on Eriskay, which is the next door island to Barra.

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby Iain » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:26 pm

kallaskander wrote:

Is there a distillery on Barra?

Greetings
kallaskander


It would have one great technological advantage. A Barra soap would be the perfect solution to frothing in the washbacks...

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:52 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
ikendal wrote:the website gives a very different story!


Yes.... It says there is a discount for and cask bought before end of 2007. I'd doubt that they's have that sort of statement there since 2005. But hey you never know :roll:


It now says before the end of 2008. Hmm...

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Re: Isle of Barra Distillery

Postby mastbury » Mon May 02, 2016 3:11 pm

It's Scotch mist as we used to say. the two share holders are the owner and his son, the only thing they hve done is to install wind turbines, the owner is also a director of the community wind turbine company. My opinion is that if anyone bought a cask of the whisky I would consider asking for my money back or at least a share in the income from the electricity generated on Heaval. In recent years the company was close to being wound up and had to renew its planning permission for the distillery site because it had failed to start building within the time limits.


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