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Abhainn Dearg Distillery

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Address: Carnish | Uig, HS2 9EX, Scotland
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+44 1851 672429
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Wee Tiny Place, Worth a Stop

This is a start up whisky operation down by the red river (near Uig Sands, so if you're already in the area...), with some alcohol for sale and tasting. They're actually whisky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shoreline
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a start up whisky operation down by the red river (near Uig Sands, so if you're already in the area...), with some alcohol for sale and tasting. They're actually whisky won't be ready until 2018, and what I tasted was good, perhaps a little rough. As a place for a quick tour, this is worth a stop. I... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is by far the smallest distillery I have ever seen. It is a practical working farm and doesn't distill all year round but everything is done by hand and on the smallest scale you have every seen, from its own floor maltings across maybe 12sq mtrs to the drying in a home made barbeque like kiln, its all there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Friendly knowledgable host and distiller. I loved the "old school" blend he had. There is a beautiful beachy inlet to walk around just outside the parking lot

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Thank Marta Elena S
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have visited a number of large distilleries recently so Abhainn Dearg was an interesting change. Great to see small distillery operations and business. They are also very environmentally conscious which was nice. Friendly folk.

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Thank Tanja F
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stopped in on the way back from photographing the Mangersta stacks close by. We all had a taste of the spirit and the malt. We even watched the bottling, sealing and labelling of our malt. Lovely lady manning the desk was very accommodating and fun, knew her stuff about the whiskey!

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fascinating little distillery where they still malt their own barley. The still look like they were in someone's backyard distillery but they seem to work just fine. Really looking forward to tasting a fully matured dram!

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Kingston on Soar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

We were lucky enough to be able to spend a day at the distillery with Marco bottling our own cask that was made 5 years ago. Marco is a very special guy who is passionate about creating whisky in its purest sense. None of your fancy gizmos or flashy logos or prsitine minimalistic buildings, this is one man and his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We went as part of our tour to Scotland and was a nice surprise to visit a young local distillery in the highlands. We were met by the owner who showed us around his facilities up close and personal. His oldest whiskey is at 8 years old and we got to sample his 3 year old batch, unfortunately wont be... More 

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leeds
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Just had a fantastic tour of this distillary in such a remote and beautiful part of Lewis. It was wonderful to see the whole, locally produced process in whisky making. The tour was very personal and hospitality of Marco was amazing. Especially loved having an extra tour courtesy of Marcos daughter!!! The whiskey was so good we bought 2 bottles... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Marco, the malt master, welcomed us with open arms, even though we were 2 hours late and it was raining buckets when we arrived to this remote part of a remote island. His lovely daughter and dogs kept us (which included my 3 daughters) company during a very informative 90 minute history lesson on scotch making and the importance of... More 

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