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Nc'nean Distillery


A young, independent whisky distillery, Nc’nean started distilling an organic single malt whisky here on Drimnin Estate in March 2017. The distillery offers tours (pre-booking required) please follow this link for more details and to book - or call 07593581584.

A little about the distillery

Annabel, CEO and Founder said “We’re using some of the most imaginative distilling ideas from around the world and the best ingredients Scotland has to offer. We’re aiming to create a spirit that’s fruity, smooth and easy to drink and mix. We’re trying longer mashing times and slower fermentation, and experimenting with yeasts not commonly used in distilling.”

The distillery is also committed to a sustainable approach. Believed to be the first organic whisky distillery in Scotland, its stills are powered with woodchip from a local forest and all by-products are used on the farm as feed or fertiliser.

The name Nc'nean (pronounced Nc-ne-an, which sounds like Nc-knee-anne) comes from Neachneohain, the Queen of Spirits in Gaelic legend. Neachneohain was a huntress: strong, independent and never afraid to walk her own path. A quiet rebel. She was also a fierce protector of nature.

‘Their first whisky was released in 2020, breaking a world record in the process!  There are a limited number of early casks for sale in bond, please contact for more details.’

For more information about the distillery or to book a tour go to or call 01967 421698