Demand for all things “craft” and local has stretched beyond beer into spirits, offering an opportunity to build a more sustainable industry

Stretching 2,000-acres to the beautiful Lunan Bay, Arbikie Highland Estate is an arable farm producing crops including potatoes, wheat, barley and rapeseed.

For four generations, the Stirling family has been farming this land, which is currently under the stewardship of brothers David, Iain and John. Having carved out careers in the alcohol, restaurant and financial sectors, the three returned to Arbikie last year to open what has been touted as Scotland’s first single-estate distillery.

Continue reading…
Source: Guardian Environment