Glenwyvis Distillery 'Ginstillation' plans take shape as gin production moves to Dingwall

31st Oct 2017

GlenWyvis has confirmed its order for gin distillation equipment with Forsyths of Rothes, as the world’s first 100% community-owned distillery completes its plans to bring both gin and whisky
production to Dingwall.

With the first run of new make spirit planned for later this year, and gin distillation soon to follow in 2018, GlenWyvis is set to be one of a select few dual whisky and gin producers in Scotland – and the only one on the popular North Coast 500 route.

With fewer than ten dual producers operating throughout Scotland, this announcement provides a further marketing boost for GlenWyvis as it seeks to offer something truly innovative and different in the burgeoning Scottish drinks market.

This exciting pre-festive ‘ginstillation’ news comes on the back of the appointment of the very first GlenWyvis distillery manager, Duncan Tait, who joins next month as the distillery ramps up activity ahead of its official opening in November.

David O’Connor, chairman of the distillery board, 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.”

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