Isle of Barra Distillers Launches Investment Opportunity; Be a part of IOBD story as they launch their first Premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Published Date: 10th November 2021
Isle of Barra, October 2021: The Island of Barra is Scotland's most westerly island facing the Atlantic Ocean and home to the isle's first distillery; Isle of Barra Distillers. The weather, the storms, the sun and the sea all influence the natural surroundings, leaving the landscape rich in unique natural minerals and botanicals, directly contributing to the taste and flavours of Isle of Barra Distillers' inaugural and now award winning spirit, Barra Atlantic Gin. From the outset, Isle of Barra Distillers looked to capture the special essence of the beautiful island and bottle it so it can be shared between friends and family.
The Isle of Barra Distillers story begins only as far back as 2016. Born from a desire to move home to the Outer Hebrides in the far North West of Scotland and build something that will evoke the community spirit, husband and wife team Michael & Katie Morrison started developing the plans for a gin and whisky distillery. This ambitious project is much more than a business; it's a way to bring jobs, tourism and livelihoods back to the island for generations to come.
The forthcoming single malt whisky will be one that has Barra's island home in its core. Distilled on the edge of the Atlantic and matured with the salt in the air, the Barra single malt whisky will capture the essence of the unique island in each bottle.
The next planned expansion for Isle of Barra Distillers will be the construction of a new purpose built whisky and gin distillery as well as a Visitor Centre on the Isle of Barra. Committed to building strong ties to the island community, the new distillery is expected to bring at least 40 jobs to the island and generate tourism both locally and further afield.
The whisky will be crafted on the edge of the Atlantic with the help of industry heavy-weight talent, Alan Winchester. This promises to be a very special whisky blend, combining the knowledge and expertise passed down through generations.
The IOBD Investment Opportunity
The Isle of Barra Distillers has chosen to open up investment opportunities, sperate to this, an exclusive IOBD Membership is available; whisky enthusiasts around the world can join the Isle of Barra Distillers family by purchasing a membership for £500.00 or separately, investing in the company is another route.
The estimated cost of the new build is £6m, which, once constructed. Once built, it is planned that the whisky distillery will produce 200,000 LPA per year (Litres Pure Alcohol), with expectations that production could double with the addition of an increased workforce.
"We are honoured to have a team with so much respect within the industry to help guide us through the process of making a truly remarkable single malt right here on the Isle of Barra. This truly is such an exciting time for our family distillery and also for the Island of Barra." - Michael Morrison, founder, Isle of Barra Distillers"
After years of working towards this goal and many months of planning, the aim is to begin work before the spring of 2022, with the doors opening to the new distillery by March 2024.
Our distillery will house a one-tonne single malt installation and re-home our existing 300 litre gin still "Ada" with all necessary plans for bottling and bonded warehousing.
Along with the production facilities to produce over 500,000 bottles of single malt, the distillery will also include a visitor centre incorporating a retail area, information centre, cafe/bar area that will welcome families into our unique distillery story, which is key to building a community environment welcoming both local residents as well as tourists.
Once the distillery is operational, the founders will open the Isle of Barra Distillers Foundation for the sole purpose of giving back to the Island of Barra. Each year, Isle of Barra Distillers will donate 1% of the total net profits back to the local community. We will present our shareholders with different needs that have been put forward and a shareholders' vote will take place for the project(s) most needed for the Island, this could be anything from a new play park for the youth or a facility for the elderly.
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An investment in The Isle of Barra Distillers is an investment in an operational, asset-backed company that qualifies for EIS tax relief. EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) is a scheme introduced by the government in 1994 to help small companies raise funds and grow. When a private investor invests in an EIS-qualifying company, the individual investing could receive significant tax breaks. Investors will also have the rare opportunity to own their own piece of history in the whisky industry and a be a part of this very special launch project.