Nc'nean Distillery (2019)
PA80 5XZ Oban,
+44 7809 907284
Brands by product groups
- 011300 - Spirits - Other
- Nc'nean Botanical Spirit
Nc’nean is a young, independent, organic whisky distillery on the west coast of Scotland. We exist to create experimental spirits and pioneer sustainable production.
Our story began in 2012: Annabel pondering her future whilst working as a consultant in London. During a whisky road trip came a lightbulb moment: why do so many distilleries do things the same way things have always been done… perhaps there are other ways? Then five years creating a distillery from scratch on a wild, west-coast estate.
We started distilling in March 2017 and from the beginning we’ve set out to do things differently, to get people to think again about Scotch. We’re uninhibited by tradition and we’re not afraid to colour outside of the lines.
Nc’nean Botanical Spirit: not whisky, not gin.
Wild foraged. Triple distilled.
The first of our experiments to be released, our Botanical Spirit is based on our unaged whisky spirit distilled for a third time with ten botanicals. Inspired by the beautiful flavours in our unaged spirit and the wild herbs and flowers that grow around the distillery, we set out to create a perfect marriage of the two. This unusual spirit makes a fantastic cocktail or simply serve over ice with tonic and bitters.
Our first whisky will be released in mid-2020. We will be showcasing early cask samples at the show.
Our name, Nc’nean, is an abbreviation of Neachneohain, the Queen of Spirits in Gaelic legend. We pronounce our name Nc-ne-an. Neachneohain was a huntress: strong, independent and never afraid to walk her own path. A quiet rebel.
Neachneohain was also a fierce protector of nature. We try to follow that ethos in everything we do: we’re the first fully organic distillery in Scotland. We use our own pure spring water. All our energy comes from renewable sources. Our left-over grain feeds the cows on the farm. Nothing is wasted.
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