Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Ltd was established at Torrisdale Castle Estate in 2016 by brothers Niall and Kenny Macalister Hall and Niall’s wife Emma.
From the outset we aimed to keep sustainability at the heart of the business and are proud that our gin still is powered by our own hydro electricity, keeping our carbon emissions low. We source our water from the eponymous hill, ‘Beinn an Tuirc’ which translates from Gaelic as ‘The Hill of the Wild Boar’ and is the highest point in Kintyre, located above our distillery building. We have a programme of replanting and and replenishment to offset any carbon used in our processes and distribution. Community is a key strand of what we do and we have pledged to support local enterprises and start-ups when we are in a position to do so. We sponsor local events such as the Carradale Music Festival and the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival as well as supporting many local charities.
In 2018 Torrisdale Estate, including Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Ltd, was declared climate positive which means that more carbon is sequestered than emmitted.
We are conscious than any developments to the business will effect this and continue to montior our carbon footprint carefully. We recently installed a solar array which provides power to our cafe and our eco bothies at Torrisdale Castle Estate.
Learn more about our unique story on one of our popular gin tours!