MADE BY NATURE NOT BY RULES
We are an independent, organic whisky distillery that exists to create experimental spirits and pioneer sustainable production
UNINHIBITED BY TRADITION
Annabel started Nc’nean to change the way the world thinks about whisky from Scotland. Her mission was to create a whisky which could exist in harmony with this planet we call home. After leaving her job in London in 2013, she spent four years raising funds and building the distillery from the ground up on the west coast of Scotland. We’ve been distilling since 2017 and in 2020 we launched our first ever whisky. We hope you love it as much as we do.
PIONEERING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
Sustainability runs in our veins. We believe it is our responsibility to constantly improve our impact on this earth in terms of carbon footprint, pollution and biodiversity. We use organic Scottish barley in a distillery powered by renewable energy and recycle 99.97% of our waste. We bottle our whisky in a 100% recycled clear glass bottle (a first in Scotch whisky, we think). Find out more about sustainability and how it drives us here.
EXPERIMENTAL IN NATURE
A philosophy, a way of looking at the world, a curiosity, a willingness to try. Out of this approach, our first two products were born - our Botanical Spirit and our even more adventurous Aged Botanical. Simply asking ‘why’ or ‘what if’ was also the start of our yeast experiments at the distillery: the realisation that most distilleries in Scotland use the same yeast because it produces the highest yield of alcohol.
WALK YOUR OWN PATH
The inspiration for our name, Neachneohain, was an ancient Gaelic goddess. She was known as the Queen of Spirits and a fierce protector of nature. Strong and independent, she was never afraid to walk her own path. We try to follow her ethos in everything we do.