Crowdfunding campaign for Barra Distillery started

A whisky distillery is to be build on the small isle of the Outer Hebrides

Financing whisky distilleries via crowdfunding is very popular in these days. Cotswolds and GlenWyvis have been very successful with their projects. Peter Brown has decided to seize the chance start a crowdfunding campaign to finance the construction of the planned Barra Distillery.

Not a completely new project

Insiders will prick up their ears: Barra? There was news concerning a Barra Distillery some years ago, wasn’t it? You don’t have to search for information, the homepage of the (planned) distillery presents three articles from 2009, that announce Peter Brown’s plans for a Barra distillery. Interested investors had the chance to pre-order casks, but then the project Barra Distillery seemed to have been put on ice because there hasn’t been any news for a long time. But now it looks like the project was kicked off again.

Details of the project whisky distillery on Barra

The description of the planned project, presented on the crowdfunding site, is already very detailed: The site near Upper Borve at the west coast of Barra, has already been aquired and planning permission was approved. The distillery will be community-owned. There is an own water source, the barley will be locally sourced. Forsyths will build the distillery system which will produce 26,000 liters annually. Once the whisky has been matured, it will only be released as single cask bottlings at cask strength.

Barra Distillery relies on renewable energy

Four wind turbines will take over a large part of the energy supply. In the future the Barra Distillery is planned to be operated using 100% renewable energy. This will be secured through additional use of hydropower. The distillery will also include a visitor center, re-using heat from production.

£ 1.5 million is set as a crowdfunding target, which should be reached by March 31, 2019. If you would like to participate, you can find several investment offers here at Crowdfunder.