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Scotland and Scotch whisky: Islay  whisky through the producing distilleries: history, making, maps and tasting notes

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Gartbreck


Garbreck distillery
Moss Rd,
Isle of Islay PA43 7JG,

Owner: Jean Donnay

Creation year: 201?


This distillery is under construction. This is a very interesting experience as it is created by Jean Donnay, owner and founder of the Breton distillery Glan ar Mor.

Gartbreck will be the third distillery on the banks of Loch Indaal. Very little is known for the moment (October 2013) but the distillery is located on the site of Gartbreck farm on the edge of Loch Indaal, the binder known as "Saltan Point". The small beach in front of the farm is the place from where the Loch Indaal ferry was crossing to Port Charlotte once.

The stills overlook the sea directly through large windows, and you can see Bruichladdich and Port Charlotte on the other side of Loch Indaal.
An argument with Hunter Laing, who is also the owner of the new Ardnahoe distillery, has long delayed the project. A strip of land that Garneath needs to build his cellars and a parking lot belongs to Hunter Laing who stubbornly refuses to sell to Jean Donnay. It seems that the problem is being solved.



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