That’s The ‘Spirit’ For Dumfries and Galloway

2017 will be a year full of ‘Good spirits’ for the people in Dumfries and Galloway, as  the regions see’s the reopening and 200th anniversary of  Bladnoch Distillery, Wigtown and the creation of two new gin distilleries at Dalton and Newton Stewart, all bringing new jobs and many visitors to the area. 

Bladnoch Distillery, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway ***Re-opening in 2017 and 200th anniversary

Inspired by the traditional flavours of Lowland Scotch Whisky, visitors can savour Single Malts that honour their rural roots, alongside contemporary, progressive whiskies. Established in 1817 by brothers John and Thomas McClelland, Bladnoch enjoyed a reputation as a leading Lowland Scotch malt whisky distillery under several owners, including Arthur Bell and United Distillers. After ceasing production for several years, Australian businessman David Prior purchased Bladnoch thanks to his passion for Scotch whisky and a desire to restore the heart and soul of the local community and reinvigorate the brand.


New gin distilleries for Dumfries and Galloway:

Two brand new gin distilleries are set to go into production in late 2016/ early 2017:

The Quintessential Distilling CompanyLtd based at Tam Kelton Distillery, Dalton (production starting January 2017) will offer tours, a tasting room and bar and a BBQ chalet for eight people.

Crafty Distillery, based at Newton Stewart (production starting late 2016) will have a visitors centre, café and bar.


Info supplied by www.visitscotland.com

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