An award-winning organic brewery in the Scottish highlands founded by David Gladwin back in 1995. Practising non-intensive agriculture and promoting biodiversity, all of their beers are organic and vegetarian, with spent grain used to feed the brewery’s dairy cow, Molly.
Based on Allangrange farm (Gaelic for "a fertile field of corn") and surrounded by 120 acres of organic farmland, Gladwin was also able to draw on experience from his family’s wine business for his venture into beer. Now well-established, Black Isle effortlessly combines traditional field to glass production with the modern craft beer movement. They’re now able to produce 10,000 litres a day for their varied range, including Blonde, Red Kite Ale, Yellowhammer, Porter, Scotch Ale, Hibernator Oatmeal Stout, Goldeneye Pale Ale, Smoked Porter and Pollinator.
The brewery also hosts the annual Jocktoberfest Black Isle Beer Festival, promising beer, bands and burgers with camping onsite.