In 2013 the Echlinville Distillery acquired the trademark and started to revive the once-great name. The brand is firmly set in the original period of Victoriana, with the design emblematically denoting Ireland, Scotland and England. As well as standing for ‘Victoria Regina’, VR also means ‘Very Rare’, due to the limited release of spirit.
Our Ethos “We will not compromise in our desire to produce the finest whiskey conceivable. We will give it authenticity and provenance. It will tell the story of the land from which it originates, and of those who brought it to life.”
We appreciate the importance of terroir. We have worked this land through generations of our families. The Ards peninsula is our home. We know its unique topography, its rich soil, its saline air and its temperate climate. This inherent understanding, the sensitivity to place, empowers us to produce spirit unique in character and true of place.
Our barley is grown in the fields surrounding the distillery and we have revived the age old tradition of distillery floor malting. We truly are producing spirit from field to glass.