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Ailsa Bay distillery

Malt distillery founded inside the Girvan grain distillery in 2007 and began production a mere 9 months later. Similar to Roseisle, Aisla Bay was built to supply the blends market> Though manipulation of peat levels, fermentation time (between 60-72 hours) and different stills types (2 wash stills and 2 spirit stills use stainless steel condensers in place of the traditional copper to produce a more ‘sulphury’ spirit) Ailsa Bay can produce four types of spirit.

Ailsa Bay factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Ailsa Bay Lowlands Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 2007 - Present Malt Ailsa Bay Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Brian Kinsman William Grant & Sons

Ailsa Bay Timeline:

2007: Ailsa Bay distillery is founded

2008: Aisla Bay distillery begins production a mere 9 months after being founded

2013: Ailsa Bay is expanded from four to sixteen stills

Useful Ailsa Bay links:

Ailsa Bay at ScotchWhisky

Ailsa Bay at MaltMadness

Ailsa Bay at Whisky

Ailsa Bay at MasterOfMalts

Ailsa Bay at WhiskyExhange

Ailsa Bay at SMWS

Ailsa Bay at Whiskybase

Ailsa Bay at GreenWellyStop

Interesting Ailsa Bay links:

Ailsa Bay Overhaul

Can I tour Ailsa Bay?

No, unfortunately Ailsa Bay distillery is not open to the public for tours