What Makes Us Special?
RENEWABLE HYDRO ENERGY
We embrace wet weather here at Beinn an Tuirc! Our 99kw hydro- electric scheme powers our copper still, giving Kintyre Gin unique eco credentials. The turbine house is located just a few yards away from the distillery and the source of the burn can be found high up on Beinn an Tuirc itself.
LOCAL SPRING WATER
Scotland’s unique fresh spring water has a long association with malt whisky production and is also a vital ingredient in gin distillation. We have our own ready supply from a Victorian spring located just above the distillery. The water is gravity fed directly to the distillery where it is used in the gin making process.
We are fully committed to reducing our impact on the environment and regularily plant trees in our dedicated woodland area to offset carbon used in transportation and packaging. One tree can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old.
SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Beinn an Tuirc Distillery is proud to be a socially responsible business. 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 the Mull of Kintyre Virtual Music Festival. We also support many local charities and provided hand-sanitiser to local care providers and frontline workers during the pandemic lockdown of 2020.