OUR MAIDEN BOTTILNG
Ainnir was the first whisky we ever bottled here at our small distillery on the wild west cost of Scotland. The small release of 1,320 bottes was made up of five hand-picked casks from our early distillations. The specially treated red wine and American whiskey barrels gave our spirit its signature body and sweetness, and the result is a light and fruity spirit with hints of citrus, peach, apricot and spice. Ainnir was limited to one bottle per person and sold out from our website in just 24 hours.
To celebrate, we partnered with our friends over at Whisky Auctioneer to auction off the first 10 bottles. Before the auction kicked off, we pledged to donate all the proceeds to five charities who we think do a great job at making the world a better place. The auction kicked off and we soon realised that we would be raising a little more than first anticipated, and at the time of the hammer bottle #1 had reached an incredible £41,004. Four times the previous world record of around £10,000! Just as exciting, were bottles #2 - #10 which together raised more than the first bottle. With the addition of the donation from Whisky Auctioneer, the total auction raised £92,500. You can read the full story on our blog here or learn about the liquid itself by clicking the button below.