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A family-run, field to bottle distillery in the Scottish highlands
Founded by 3 brothers in 2014, whose family have been farming on the east coast of Scotland for 7 generations since 1660. Inspired by their farming heritage and a surplus of potatoes and wheat, they set out with the ambition to turn their farming nouse to the production of the highest-quality spirits. At Arbikie, crop is king - they painstakingly plant, sow, tend and harvest the fields that are then distilled and produced into gins, vodkas and whiskies.
Originally starting with a potato vodka, the brothers and their team have expanded their range to cover a variety of beautiful gins and vodkas. From the smooth classics to the more punchy 50% strawberry vodka, quality is imbued throughout their creations. It's no surprise that the awards keep racking up. Most recently they've even ventured into whisky with the launch of their Highland Rye.
Located on the east coast of Scotland, influenced by the sea and the salt to the east and the farm and fields to the west, the team at Arbikie have been farming this land for 7 generations, meticulously planting and harvesting the land since 1660 until 3 brothers decided to turn their hands to a new trade. Launching Arbikie in 2014, they developed one of the finest distilleries in Scotland focused on field-to-bottle distilling meaning that most of what goes into the bottle is sourced from the land they farm - even the water comes from the Angus hills surrounding the farm that slowly filters pure water into their underground lagoon.
Arbikie was the first Scottish distillery to produce both white and brown spirit, growing all their ingredients from seed, including potatoes for the vodka, wheat for gin, and barley for scotch. They follow traditional Scotch distilling methods in two copper pot stills as well as a column still, after which all bottling, labelling and packaging is carried out on site. Truly a farm to glass drink!
The farm and the resulting spirits have been profoundly shaped by the environment: the red sandstone-tinted soil, the powerful sea, the ancient barn which houses the distillery and the turbulent weather give Arbike a character found nowhere else.
from Arbikie distillery
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