Tyree Gin (Tiree Whisky Company Ltd.) was established by Ian Smith & Alain Campbell, two young locals who are striving to preserve and promote the island's whisky heritage. Tiree was once home to no less than fifty distillers but the island's connection with the Scotch Whisky industry has long since been lost. Ian and Alain's goal is to reestablish Tiree's connection to the whisky industry. Following the success of releasing a limited editon 19 year old Highland Single Malt, Tyree Gin was launched at the Tiree Music Festival in 2017 but was initially produced at Thames Distillers in London using local botanicals. This helped to fund the renovation of an industrial shed in West Hynish in the southwest of the island and in February 2019, after a break of 217 years, Tiree was once again home to an operational distillery.