Plans unveiled for another Borders distillery

A businessman who revived a 100-year-old Coldstream blend of whisky using his great-grandfather’s recipe has announced plans to build a distillery in Walkerburn.

Monday, 24th February 2014, 2:32 pm
Alasdair Day with a bottle of the Tweeddale Blend whisky he has recreated from records his great-grandfather.

Alasdair Day has opened talks with investors in a bid to raise the £5million he needs for the project in Walkerburn, which has the potential to create up to 14 jobs.

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The news follows last week’s announcement from Mossburn Distillers of plans to build a £40 million distillery at the Jedforest Hotel south of Jedburgh in a project being led by former Scotland rugby captain Finlay Calder.

Day’s firm, The Borders Distilling Company, has now identified a site in the village and, if everything goes to plan, the first spirit could be launched in 2018.

He said: “It’s an opportunity for me to take my whisky home to the Borders.”