A proportion of the barley is grown on the farm at the distillery. Originally optic barley variety was grown, however we now use publican, which is a more resilient variety able to withstand the wet and windy Islay weather.
Sown in early May (publican) and harvested in September.
Both malts are kept separate throughout the production process. We now have our unique 100% Islay single malt whisky - from barley to bottling.