Iain set up Arbikie Distillery with his brothers in 2014 on their family farm, the Stirling family have been farming for over 400 years. Arbikie aims to be one of the world's most sustainable distilleries & is on a journey that has seen them distil Nadar, the world's first climate-positive gin and in the process of powering their distillery with hydrogen. They distil their family of luxury, field-to-bottle spirits from the crops & botanicals grown on their farms at Lunan Bay on Scotland's sunny east coast. These include Highland Rye, the world's first Rye Scotch Whisky for 200 years, rated 9 out of 10 by Forbes Magazine. Arbikie's customers include The Savoy, The Connaught, Aman Resorts, Four Seasons, Dorchester Collection, Jean-Georges Restaurants, Whole Foods, Harrods and The Fat Duck.
Previous to setting up Arbikie, Iain worked with Whyte & Mackay, Jim Beam Brands and Diageo. Iain is on the Board of Scotland Food & Drink and a GlobalScot.