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The first new distillery to be built in Inverness for 130 years, Uile-bheist is an independent modern distillery using some of the most advanced stills in Scotland, engineered by world-renowned coppersmiths Kaspar Schulz. Our whisky production methods are innovative and original, while maintaining principles of Single Malt Scotch Whisky production which have remained unchanged for hundreds of years in the Highlands of Scotland.

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Meet our Master Distiller

Our whisky has been designed and overseen by our Master Distiller,

Bruce Smith, who combines a Masters Degree in Brewing & Distilling from Heriot-Watt University with a wealth of experience in the craft beer industry. Having worked extensively with maturing beer in oak casks, Bruce is applying new world craft beer principles to the Scotch Whisky industry. 

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A whisky unlike any other

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Uile-bheist will be a Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky like no other:

Wash fermented with brewer’s ale yeast for a unique character

Distilled in bespoke stills designed to give unprecedented control over our new make spirit

Benefitting from our meticulous cask selection process for maturation in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, as well as unique casks from around the globe.

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A distillery unlike any other.

Our programme offers you the chance to own a cask of Uilebheist Single Malt Scotch Whisky, distilled in our first year of opening. 

We will only be producing around 200 casks per year, making our whisky one of the rarest in the country. 

Register below to download our cask programme brochure or note your interest by emailing 

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Own a piece of history

Our Cask Programme offers a rare opportunity to own a cask of Uile-bheist Single Malt Scotch Whisky, distilled in our first year of opening, here in Inverness.

Only 100 casks of Uile-bheist Single Malt are being made available to the public in this, our first year of production, making it one of the rarest whiskies in the country.

You could be the proud owner of one of them.

For more information on the casks, which are being sold on a first come first served basis, download our Cask Programme brochure below or note your interest by emailing



Ex-Sherry Cask

contributing dried fruits, spice and ruby colour tones

Ex-Bourbon Cask

providing vanilla, coconut and sweetness

(200L ASB)


(250L Hogshead)


Download Cask Programme Brochure

Please submit your details to download our Cask Programme brochure.


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