The Whisky Encyclopedia


Arbikie is a small experimental farm distillery established in 2015. The first new make spirit came off the still in September 2015 and isn't expected to be bottled until aged 14. There are plans to begin onsite maltings creating a hyperlocal 'farm to glass' distillery.

The distilleries water is drawn from a borehole, the distillery has four stainless steel washbacks, two stream heated pot stills both fitten with optional use purifiers. Present capacity is 200,000lpa

NamePronouncedAKARegionCountry of Origin
ArbikieArbikie Highland EstateHighlandsScotland
StatusActiveWhisky TypeWebsiteTours Available
ArbikieNot Available
ManagerDistillerBlenderOwned byParent Group
Kirsty BlackArbikie Distilling

Arbikie Timeline:

1920 : Bill Stirling moves to the Arbikie estate

2013 : John, Iain and David begin the 18 month process of establishing the distillery

2015 : September distillation of whisky begins

2029 : The first whisky is expected to be released

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