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GlenWyvis to move gin production to new Dingwall site

DBR Staff Writer Published 30 October 2017

Scotland’s first’ community-owned distillery, GlenWyvis, is moving gin production to its new Dingwall site in early 2018.

The company confirmed its order for gin distillation equipment with Forsyths of Rothes.

The initial run of new make spirit is planned for later this year, while gin distillation will be undertaken in 2018

GlenWyvis said it will become one of a select few gin and malt whisky producers in Scotland.

At present, Glenwyvis gin is distilled by the Shetland Distillery using nine botanicals, including locally-picked hawthorn berries.

The distillery team is presently working on several product innovations to support the move of gin distilling to Dingwall.

GlenWyvis  said the move offers additional marketing boost for the company as it seeks to provide new tastes for the Scottish drinks market.

GlenWyvis Distillery chairman David O’Connor said: “We are extremely grateful to our partners at the Shetland Distillery for supporting us through the start-up phase and helping to establish our gin brand in the market.

“However, moving gin production to Dingwall is something that our members requested when we sought their views earlier this year. In fact, it is one of the drivers behind our second open share offer, and with strong continued investment, we’ve opted to place the order for the gin still now, so we can commence dual production in 2018.”

After reaching its £1.5m crowdfunding target last year, Glenwyvis launched a second share offer, with a target of £750,000.

 


Image: GlenWyvis to move gin production to its new Dingwall site. Photo: Courtesy of GlenWyvis Distillery.