The Whisky Advocate has news that Islay is to become the home to a ninth distillery. The new distillery is to be called Gartbreck.
The distillery will be called Gartbreck and will be Islay’s smallest. It is presumed that it is named after Gartbreck Farm, which lies on the road from Bowmore to the airport and is within sight of the Bowmore distillery. Its lands stretch down to the sea loch.
It appears the distillery will be independent, although this is to be confirmed when an official anouncment is made in the coming months.