World-Class, Sustainable Scottish Spirits with Iain Stirling, Owner of Arbikie Distillery #14
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The Arbikie Estate is home to craftsmen of soil and curators of a fine ensemble of drinks from their distillery, now in its 7th year of producing sustainable, field-to-bottle spirits.

Iain Stirling, one of three visionary brothers behind their venture, joins us on this episode of It Runs In The Family to discuss the story behind their 400 year family farming history, how a drink in New York sowed the seeds for their own foray into spirits, and the incredible father whose name is shared by AK’s Gin - contributing to 2018’s winner of the World’s Best Martini award...

This episode covers:

  • Combining assorted family experiences to create an innovative extension to the Sterlings’ existing farm
  • Working with family as a choice through intrinsic trust
  • Producing award-winning gin, Scotland’s first potato vodka, and the world’s only Scotch Rye Whiskey
  • Carrying on the legacy written by parents as custodians of their land
  • Treating the team as family, and letting them thrive in their area of expertise
  • The value to the Stirling family of maintaining the sustainability of field-to-bottle production

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