Scotch with purpose
We’re a young, independent, organic whisky distillery on the west coast of Scotland. Creating experimental spirits. Pioneering sustainable production.
Our story began in 2012. Annabel pondering her future over some whisky cocktails in London. An eye-opening whisky road trip. A lightbulb moment. Then five years creating a distillery from scratch on a wild, west-coast estate.
We started distilling in March 2017 and from the beginning we’ve set out to do things differently, to get people to think again about Scotch. We’re uninhibited by tradition and we’re not afraid to colour outside of the lines.
Queen of spirits
Our name, Ncn’ean, is an abbreviation of Neachneohain, the Queen of Spirits in Gaelic legend. We pronounce our name Nc-ne-an, which sounds like Nc-knee-anne. Neachneohain was a huntress: strong, independent and never afraid to walk her own path. A quiet rebel.