Blended Scotch whisky popular in the Middle East and Africa.
Lowland Single Malt Scotch whisky
Although the distillery is still being constructed, Borders is expected to produce a light, fragrant and floral style of malt whisky – a very typical Lowlands character.
While construction work has begun at the distillery site in the town of Hawick, details about the distillery set-up will not be revealed until Borders becomes operational.
The last legal distillery to operate in the Scottish Borders closed in 1837, leaving the region to experience something of a whisky drought for the past 180 years.
Now all of a sudden several planned projects have come along at once, all bidding to be the first to revive distilling in the region for almost two centuries. The first to open will be the aptly named Borders distillery, operated by new group The Three Stills Company.
Headed by four Scotch industry veterans, the company was founded in 2013 and planning permission granted in late 2015 to transform a former factory in Hawick into a £10 million malt whisky distillery with the capacity to produce up to 1.8m litres of spirit a year.
The team broke ground at the site in August 2016, and expect Borders to be operational by mid-2017.
As well as producing a single malt Scotch whisky, the distillery will also feature a carterhead still to create a Borders gin, featuring local botanicals.
A small visitor centre is also being planned.
The Borders Distillery
16-20 Commercial Road
- Visitor Opening Hours
- Not open to the public
Distiller & blender
Operator of the Borders’ first legal whisky distillery in 180 years.
Distillery & brand
The largest grain distillery in Europe.
The first example of a Lomond still was situated at the Lomond distillery in the Dumbarton complex.