The idea for Nc'nean distillery was conceived in 2012 by Annabel Thomas and her family, who had acquired the Drimnin Estate on the Morvern Peninsula of Scotland's west coast just 10 years prior. The following year, Annabel Thomas left her job in London to build the distillery from the ground up. As manger and CEO she secured nearly £7.5m throughout two rounds of fundraising, and work began on building the distillery from scratch in 2014. It was designed by the legendary late Dr. Jim Swan, and the first spirit ran from its stills in March 2017. The name, pronounced [nc-nee-an] is an abbreviation of Neachneohain, a figure from Gaelic folk legend known as the Queen of the Spirits.
Presented at its natural cask strength, this maiden small batch release was filled into 1,320 fully recycled, individually numbered glass bottles. The whisky is a vatting of five casks, specially selected by distillery manager Gordon Wood, Annabel and the rest of the team for their quality and representation of the character and complexity of flavours within the distillery's spirit. They were ex-bourbon casks #128 and #130, and STR (shaved, toasted and re-charred) wine barriques #66, #92 and #120.
Bottle number 1 sold at Auction for £42,000
One of 1,320
This bottle is from the collection of a private seller & is not eligible for a Vat receipt.