Glenwyvis Distillery opens today at St. Andrew’s Day
Whisky production will soon start at Dingwall
It’s St. Andrew’s Day today, the Scottish National Day. Could there be a better day for the official opening of a Scottish whisky distillery? Glenwyvis Distillery has written regionalism and sense of community on the flags and was created as a crowdfunding project that meanwhile is supported by 3.000 people – ascending trend because a second open share offer that started some weeks ago. This will increase the sum of£2.6 mio that had been the result of the first share offer. This new investment will secure the project and the production start that is planned to happen in the very next time.
The stills that were manufactured by Forsyths in Rothes and delivered end of July produce the Glenwyvis Whisky under the direction of Distillery Manager Duncan Tait. He started his whisky career only 12 miles away at Teaninich Distillery and was Distillery Manager of Mortlach Distillery In the Speyside before he came here to Glenwyvis. His job will not only be to create the first Dingwall whisky but shortly after also to produce gin. There has already been launched a Glenwyvis gin but so far this is produced on the Shetland Islands. Now the equipment to distill the gin at Glenwyvis has been ordered from Forsyths and is part of the new investment package.
Glenwyvis is located next to famous North Coast 500
Apart from the local supporters Glenwyvis Distillery does also get broad approval beyond Dingwall’s borders. The concept of Glenwyvis is to use 100% renewable energy and therefore it gets a lot of applause from nature conservation organization and Green politicians. And there’s also benefit to be expected for tourism that is not as busy and strong here North of Inverness than it is in other regions. But by promoting the Coastal Route 500 the Scottish Tourist Board has attracted many new visitors and Glenwyvis is located next to this road. Mutual advantages can be expected and the new Glenwyvis visitor center will probably be an additional touristic attraction.