Barra Distillery

by Peter Brown in Borve, Scotland, United Kingdom

£64,475

raised of £1,500,000 target

30

investors
4% 43 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by March 31st 2019 at 5:11pm

To build a small high-quality single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre on Barra, using Hebridean barley and renewable energy.

by Peter Brown in Borve, Scotland, United Kingdom

Whisky Galore — Owned by you! 

Barra Distillery was founded as a Community Benefit Society to build and operate a community-owned Scotch whisky distillery and visitor centre on the beautiful Isle of Barra. 

The Society is looking to raise up to £2.5m through this Share Offer to contribute towards the development of a future-proof state-of-the-art facility, which will be only the second completely new build distillery in the Outer Hebrides since the Stornoway distillery built by Stewart Mackenzie of Seaforth in the 1820s.

Our business model is socially and environmentally conscious and our profits will be distributed back into the community.

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Progress to Date

A suitable site has been identified and acquired at Upper Borve, a village on the West Coast of Barra. The Society has ownership of the land and the water supply (in the form of a loch, dam and water pipes).

Phase one of the Society’s renewable energy initiative has been completed, consisting of four wind turbines, with plans for a second hydro phase in the future. The proposed building has been designed to re-use heat from the stills to heat the visitor centre and our goal is to become 100% renewable in the future.

Forsyths will provide the distillery system which will allow production of 26,220 bulk litres of whisky per year. All of our ingredients will be sourced from the Islands and the whisky will not be vatted, but bottled directly from each individual cask at cask strength to ensure a truly unique artisan product.

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The Opportunity

Scotch whisky is a long term, but rewarding investment. This Share Offer is an opportunity to be part of a unique distillery business and a community. 

In return for your investment, you will be the part owner of a Scotch whisky distillery. In the medium term, the Society intends to pay interest on members’ shares of 4% once sufficient profits and cash is being generated. In the short term, the rewards have been designed for people who love craft distilled whisky.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a quality distillery project in an evocative island location with unique characteristics for Scotch whisky production.

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For more information on the distillery and our development plans, please see the Share Offer document and Business Plan below.

Contact us 

Peter Brown - 01871810006

Downloads

Barra Distillery Share Offer document

Barra Distillery Business Plan

Barra Distillery Financial Projections

Levels of Investment

£250 or more

Invest £250 - £749 (HS9 postcodes only)

Polo shirt now and Inaugural bottle of Whisky in year 5.

£750 or more

Invest £750 - £2,499

Polo shirt and Barra guidebook now, Inaugural bottle of Whisky in year 5, shared distillery tour for 2 and one unique members’ miniature collection.

£2,500 or more

Invest £2,500 - £4,499

2 polo shirts and Barra guidebook now, 3 Inaugural bottles of Whisky in year 5 , shared distillery tour for 2, one unique members’ miniature collection and a day in the distillery including filling a cask.

£4,500 or more

Invest £4,500 - £7,499

2 polo shirts and Barra guidebook now, 3 Inaugural bottles of Whisky in year 5, shared distillery tour for 2, one unique members’ miniature collection, a day in the distillery including filling a cask and one return flight Glasgow to Barra.

£7,500 or more

Invest £7,500 - £14,999

2 polo shirts and Barra guidebook now, 3 Inaugural bottles of Whisky in year 5, one unique members’ miniature collection, a day in the distillery including filling a cask, a private distillery tour for you and your friends (up to 8), 2 return flights Glasgow to Barra and one case of 10 year old Whisky.

£15,000 or more

Invest £15,000 - £49,999

2 polo shirts and Barra guidebook now, 3 Inaugural bottles of Whisky in year 5, one unique members’ miniature collection, a day in the distillery including filling a cask, a private distillery tour for you and your friends (up to 8), 2 return flights Glasgow to Barra, one case of 10 year old Whisky and an inscription of your name on the wall or roof of the distillery.

£50,000 or more

Invest £50,000 - £100,000

Investments will be considered by application only and bespoke packages similar to above can be arranged.


Let's make 'Barra Distillery' happen