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コレクション: Arbikie Distillery

THE ARBIKIE HIGHLAND ESTATE

Arbikie Estate is a family-owned working farm perched on the east coast of Angus; here crop is king. We painstakingly plant, sow, tend and harvest the fields that make up Arbikie. We are craftsmen of the soil.
Arbike Distillery View

This is an estate profoundly shaped by its environment: the red sandstone-tinted soil, the powerful sea and the turbulent weather give Arbikie a character found nowhere else. And here, situated where land meets sea, sits our distillery – created from an ancient barn, it is a place with all the ingredients required to produce authentic spirits of the highest quality.

AN ENDURING HISTORY

The Stirling family has been farming at Arbikie for four generations. From father to son, we have gained an intuitive understanding of the land; sowing and harvesting the crops that now create Arbikie’s range of field to bottle spirits.

Farming in the Stirling family goes back even further - since 1660, initially on the west coast. Our lands passed through seven generations until great uncle Bill moved to Lunan Bay on the east coast of Angus in the 1920’s. He then passed it to our grandfather, John, who then passed the land over to our father, Alec Stirling, who expanded the acreage.

BROTHERS TOGETHER

Brothers John, Iain and David are the visionaries and driving force behind the Arbikie Distillery. As with all farming families, the brothers grew up working around the farm, and it is this hands-on experience that gave them a deep understanding and respect for the land.
The Stirling Brothers
Despite pursuing careers away from farming, they have always stayed attached to the family lands - and now with the opening and growth of the Arbikie Highland Estate distillery, they have returned to drive this exciting and continually evolving venture.

OUR DISTILLERY

Arbikie Stills
The distillery is a stones throw from our fields. When our crops arrive, the magic begins. Renovated from the remains of an old cattle barn overlooking Lunan Bay, we are the first single-estate distillery to distil all our spirits in the same copper pot stills, with the vodka and gin spirit continuing their journey to our 40 plate distillation column. This distillation process means all our spirits reflect the traditional Scotch whisky method.

Kirsty Black

The distilling team is led by our Master Distiller, Kirsty Black (listed in the top ten female master distillers in the world by Spirits Business Magazine) and Christian Perez. Together with the Stirling brothers, they ensure that the history, tradition and provenance of Scottish distilling are built into the DNA of every spirit they create.