The current owners of Islay Ales are happy to announce that the brewery is now under new ownership, with the new owners being fellow Ileachs, The Islay Boys Ltd and Steve Bavin.

The Islay Boys Ltd are Donald MacKenzie (Port Charlotte) and Mackay Smith (Portnahaven), hailing from the Rhinns peninsula of Scotland’s most famous whisky isle. They are the gentlemen behind the Flatnöse and Bårelegs whisky brands. They are joined as owners by Steve Bavin, the current Financial Controller at Islay Ales.

Ishbel Capper said “We are delighted that we are able to pass on the business to one of the existing staff, coupled with the huge experience of The Islay Boys in brand and product creation, marketing and sales. We will help the new owners through a short handover period and then plan to head off at the end of the summer for a well earned retirement! We wish the new owners all the best for the future.”

Donald, Mackay and Steve said: ‘We are privileged to follow on from the great work undertaken by the current owners in creating and developing Islay’s craft brewery over the last 15 years. We look forward to carrying this on and bringing new and exciting additions to the range to tempt the palates of Ileachs, those on the mainland and in overseas markets’.