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 also have a dedicated tree plantation near the distillery where we plant oak trees 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 currently sponsor the Carradale Music Festival and recently the Mull of Kintyre Virtual Music Festival.
The first bottle of Kintyre Gin rolled off the production line in 2017 and since then we have added several more craft spirits to our range and opened a distillery shop where we also offer regular tours. It is another important goal of ours to encourage more visitors to our remote and lesser known part of Scotland which benefits not just ourselves but many other local businesses.