Nc’nean is an independent, organic whisky distillery that exists to create experimental spirits and pioneer sustainable production
Annabel Thomas started Nc’nean to change the way the world thinks about whisky from Scotland. Her mission was to create a whisky which could exist in harmony with this planet we call home. After leaving her job in London in 2013, she spent four years raising funds and building the distillery from the ground up on the West Coast of Scotland.
In 2017, Nc’nean started distilling their very own organic whisky, and in 2020 their first bottle was born. An organic Single Malt Scotch whisky making a big impression with the smallest footprint.
Sustainability runs in their veins. Nc’nean believes it is their responsibility to constantly improve their impact on this earth in terms of carbon footprint, pollution, and biodiversity.
B Corp certified, Nc’nean use only organic Scottish barley in their distillery powered only by renewable energy. Nc’nean bottles their whisky in a 100% recycled clear glass bottle (a first in Scotch whisky, Nc’nean thinks), and Nc’nean diverts 99.97% of their waste from landfill. As of 2021, Nc’nean became the first whisky distillery in the UK to be verified as net zero carbon emissions for scopes 1 and 2.
The inspiration for Nc’nean’s name, Neachneohain, was an ancient Gaelic goddess. She was known as the Queen of Spirits and a fierce protector of nature. Strong and independent, she was never afraid to walk her own path. Nc’nean tries to follow her ethos in everything they do.
Nc’nean Organic Single Malt
Smooth and elegant, Nc’nean Organic Single Malt is easy-going and delicious however you drink it, with flavors of citrus, peach, apricot and spice.
Made from organic Scottish barley whose natural yields and rich soils contribute depth of flavor, the gentle fermentation and distillation accentuate the delicate, fruity flavors in the spirit.
Matured in specially treated red wine and American whiskey barrels, alongside a small amount of Sherry casks, to develop Nc’nean’s signature body and sweetness.
Nc’nean Organic Single Malt makes a big impression with the smallest footprint. Every bottle is certified organic, made in a verified net zero distillery (scopes 1 and 2), and bottled in a 100% recycled glass bottle.
46% abv / 700ml.
Non-chill filtered. No color added.
2023 Drinks Internatonal – World’s Most Admired Single Malts
2022 & 2023 IWSC – 95 pts.
2022 & 2023 San Francisco World Spriits Compeition – Double Gold
2021 & 2022 Drinks Business Spring Tasting – Gold
2021 Great Taste Award
Nc’nean Quiet Rebels – Gordon
The Autumnal excitement is rising as we prepare for our third Quiet Rebels release.
A series of whiskies born out of our team spirit, out of our growing team of intrepid adventurers who make Nc’nean what it is. This time, it’s our distillery manager Gordon who has picked his favorite combination of casks to create the most moreish of whiskies.
Gordon waved goodbye to one of Scotland’s whisky giants back in 2017, and made his way even further up the West Coast to Morvern to lead our whisky production.
Since then Gordon has been passing on his years of experience to our growing team of distillers, helping shape our team and our spirit as we know it today.
Gordon believes that a great whisky should leave your mouth looking for more, and this delicious combination of STR red wine, ex-Sherry, and ex-Rivesaltes casks certainly does just that. It’s velvety, rich, and creamy.
700 ml bottle
8,688 bottles worldwide, 630 for the US
Cask mix: 74% STR red wine, 19% ex-Sherry, 7% ex-Rivesaltes
Certified organic, non-chill filtered, no color added
Crème Brûlée, Spiced Plum Jam, Candied Orange Peel