In 1976 Pràban na Linne, The Gaelic Whiskies, was founded by the renowned Scottish entrepreneur Sir Iain Noble, to promote the historic and appealing combination of Whisky and Gaelic and to provide an authentic whisky of high quality for the Gaelic speaking Hebrides. It has been said that having Gaelic on the label greatly improves the flavour of the whisky! The company remains one of the few independent businesses in the Scotch whisky industry, under the guidance of Lucilla Noble, with its headquarters and shop at Eilean Iarmain in the Isle of Skye.
The principal brands of The Gaelic Whiskies are Té Bheag, an exceptional connoisseurs’ blend with a 40% malt content, as well as the fine vatted malts, Poit Dhubh, bottled at 8, 12 and 21 years old, and MacNaMara, a lighter blend also available finished in rum casks. The Poit Dhubh is now available in smart new packaging that reflects the quality of the whisky, making it the perfect gift.
The Gaelic Whiskies pioneered the marketing of unchilfiltered whiskies, which in keeping with traditional methods, produces the optimum whisky. This was a tradition employed by the Gaels, back in the mists of time, when they first invented ‘Uisge Beatha’, and ensures that the whisky is of historical authenticity and unequalled quality. As a result, The Gaelic Whiskies retain all the original elements of purity, softness and smoothness, giving a wonderfully soft style character and long lingering finish. We continue to receive international awards recognising the outstanding quality of the whiskies.
Pràban na Linne is the Gaelic for ‘the small illicit still by the Sound of Sleat’, and the company’s office and busy shop with whisky tastings, is located by the historic stone pier at Eilean Iarmain.
8 Year Old
Phoit Dhubh 12
Phoit Dhubh 21