A New ECO FRIENDLY Distillery for Scotland!

by Lafferty & Sons Ltd. in Kippen, Scotland, United Kingdom

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This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 29th December 2021 at 3:09pm

Help Us to build our distillery in Scotland,where we can produce our Gin and Whisky!

by Lafferty & Sons Ltd. in Kippen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our Motto               

“Learn to love the Unexpected”

Originally inspired by a unique recipe handed down from Claudia’s grandmother, and in keeping with our passion and aim to deliver a high quality product. All our spirits are 100% handcrafted and are carefully tended throughout the distillation process, with a fine attention to detail. We use only top quality ingredients. Each batch is produced in limited quantities, in a scrupulously and rigorously controlled process, to offer our customers a unique brand and an inimitable flavour. All our labels have a distinctive and unique design, and every bottle is numbered individually as part of an identifiable batch.

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The Backstory

THE LAFFERTY FAMILY , are originally from the north-west of Ireland, moving from their home in Donegal to the west of Scotland towards the end of the 19th century. The family story continues today with Claudia and Alberto a Scots/Italian couple on a journey to create a growing range of premium spirits in Scotland. In this successful and ambitious enterprise, they add the delightful influence and ingredients of the Mediterranean area to the deep-rooted (and closely guarded!!) distillation secrets of Scotland and Ireland.

CLAUDIA & ALBERTO

Claudia is a Scots born direct descendant of the Lafferty family from Donegal. Her proudly Scottish mum, Kate, was a highly talented and applauded opera singer who graced many a stage in Italy and worldwide to great acclaim. Her Italian father, Folco sailed the seven seas in his career as a prominent and highly regarded commander of merchant ships. Not long after Claudia was born, her parents moved the family to Tuscany, Italy. There, Claudia began her working life at some of the prestigious wineries that abundantly enrich this area, developing a huge passion for, and knowledge of a multitude of distinctive wines.

Alberto was born in the northeast of Italy, a territory famous for sparkling wine and grappa. Working on the family vineyard, under the expert guidance of his father and grandparents, Alberto developed a deep understanding of the niche production of wine and the process of producing grappa through the distillation of grape marcs. Though also a celebrated judo champion, in high demand in his busy sports career, Alberto always found time to cultivate his passion for spirits, ready for the day, he felt sure, when he would create his own.

THE CALL OF SCOTLAND

Well over a hundred years from when the Lafferty family made the fateful move to Scotland, came the happy union of Claudia and Alberto in Italy and a delightful twist in the story! Inspired by their shared passion for the production of quality wines and spirits, and lured on by the haunting call of family history and the mystique of ancient Celtic distillation techniques, the couple decided to set up home back in Scotland, bringing with them a welcome flavour of the Mediterranean to add to the mix. And so, the next chapter of the Lafferty story is now being written, to include the construction of a new distillery in Scotland, where Lafferty & Sons, under the accomplished direction of Claudia and Alberto, are now setting out confidently to develop their family of premium gins and whiskies.

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Gin Highlights

CRAFTMASHIP & QUALITY

All Lafferty products are completely handmade. Only natural ingredients of the highest quality are used. No preservatives, dyes or artificial flavours are used and products contain very low sugar percentages. We believe a careful selection of supply source or  ‘territory’) for all our ingredients is essential.Thus,
we strongly favour small producers from the best areas (for example, our basil comes from Liguria) mainly choosing naturally-grown, ecologically friendly products.

DISTILLATION METHOD

Three different extraction methods are used to enhance the organoleptic properties of each single botanical we use, always seeking to derive authentically natural aromas and flavours.

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Our Strengths 

CREATIVITY, EFFICIENCY AND ABILITY TO INNOVATE

Our recipes, in the main, are inspired by recorded versions taken from Claudia’s grandmother’s diary. But while acknowledging in this way our indebtedness to family heritage and tradition, Lafferty & Sons also stands out for its ability to develop new products and to innovate, bringing something original to the market every year. And, at the same time, not all our attention is focused on our liqueurs and the end product, important as that is, since we must also have concerns about the environment. In our search for resources, we are constantly looking for items made from recycled material, or that can themselves be recycled, as well as for botanicals from organic farms and eco-friendly environments.                   

The Distillery                                  

Our true vision, though, which we hold to with a passion, is to build our own distillery close to our home here in the heart of Scotland. In achieving this, we will be able to better monitor and control the delicate processes of production and to create a superb, carefully and lovingly crafted, quality product for our clients .Finally, we will seek to achieve a zero environmental impact plant, using only renewable energy sources. All raw materials used will be organic 100% recyclable.                     

The Botanical Garden

 The various herbs and botanicals essential to the distillation process will naturally be a central feature of our proposed development and extension project. Today most of these ingredients are secured from trusted suppliers or harvested in the natural state. In our vision for the future, the entrance to the new distillery will showcase a large botanical garden lovingly developed to achieve two important practical functions firstly, to produce our very own home based supply of essential botanicals and secondly, to provide a stimulating educational resource for all our customers and visitors. Additionally, we intend this lovely garden to be a beautiful and eye-catching aspect of the development.

                                       

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Sustainability

 As a company, Lafferty & Sons are very sensitive to the problems of global warming and ecological degradation. In all our operations we strongly support a culture of sustainable production and respect for the environment. With such considerations and principles in mind, the construction of the distillery will incorporate the installation of renewable energy sources, the use of waste materials for fertilizers, and the sourcing of recycled materials in the manufacture of essential production items such as labels, caps and bottles.          

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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£50 Reward

- Digital certificate recognizing you as a founding club member signed by the owner. - 10% Discount valid for 2 years - 2 Tin Party Cups

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A Big thank You for the support and a beespoke recipe via email .

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A Big thank You for the support and 5 beespoke recipe via email .

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- Digital certificate recognizing you as a founding club member signed by the owner. - 10% Discount valid for 2 years

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£100 Reward

• Digital certificate recognizing you as a founding club member signed by the owner • 2 Tin Party Cups • 10% Discount valid for 2 years • 2 Upperhand Glasses • 1 Bottle of Upperhand Gin

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£250 Reward

• Digital certificate recognizing you as a founding club member signed by the owner • 2 Tin Party Cups • 10% Discount valid for 2 years • 2 Upperhand Glasses • 1 Bottle of Upperhand Gin • Wall of fame and your name will be displayed at the entrance as one of our original supporters

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£1000 Reward

• Digital certificate recognizing you as a founding club member signed by the owner • 2 Tin Party Cups • 10% Discount valid for 2 years • 2 Upperhand Glasses • 1 Bottle of Upperhand Gin • Wall of fame and your name will be displayed at the entrance as one of our original supporters • Invitation to an official event at the distillery for 2 persons • Preview of the whisky cask release

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