New Scottish whisky distilleries to open in 2017

An outlook on some distilleries that will soon start production

There are several whisky distilleries being built in the moment in Scotland. Visitscotland recently published a list of those distilleries that will probably be opened this year. Maybe you are planning your next Scotland trip and want to add some of the new “whisky heavens” to your places-to-visit-list? These are whisky distilleries that will soon start production:

Torabhaig Distillery on the Isle of Skye

Talisker Distillery can be called the only distillery on skye – so far! But soon another distillery will join it. Torobhaig Distillery will open in the South of the isle at the Sound of Sleat. Is has been a long way until the vision of Sir Iain Noble came true: The banker that died in 2010 was a big promoter and sponsor of Gaelic culture on Skye and also planned a whisky distillery for many years. After his death Mossburn Distillers took up the issue and in 2014 the company started with the construction on a former farm estate. Now we will soon see the opening of distillery and visitor center.

Isle of Raasay Distillery on Raasay

Next to the East coast of Skye the Isle of Raasay stretches over about 14 miles. On this sparsely populated island R&B Distillers plan do finish the construction of their Isle of Raasay Distillery this summer. By the way: you can already book Isle of Raasay Distillery tours on the homepage of Caledonian MacBryne.

Toulvaddie Distillery in Fearn near Tain

7 miles southeast of Glenmorangie Distillery the Toulvaddie Distillery is being built. It proudly tells on his website that for 200 years it has been the first distillery founded by a woman. Heather Nelson’s micro distillery, situated on the site of a former Royal Navy airbase, will produce about 30.000 litres annually.

Lindores Abbey Distillery near Newburgh

With the opening of Lindores Abbey Distillery Drew and Helen McKenzie-Smith will bring whisky production back to the historic place in Fife where it once started. First official reference of whisky production was the mentioning of duty that had been paid for aqua vitae that had been distilled by monks at Lindores Abbey.

Clydeside Distillery at Glasgow

A whisky distillery in the heart of Glasgow – this year the ambitious project covering distillery, shop, café and visitor center with whisky experience in an old pump house at the banks of River Clyde will be completed. Owner of the Clydeside Distillery is Morrisson Glasgow Distillers, the company that is behind independent bottler A.D.Rattray as well.

Bladnoch Distillery near Wigtown

The Lowland distillery Bladnoch is not a new constructed distillery. But under the new owner David Prior it has seen a complete renovation and refurbishment and so Bladnoch should as well be listed here. After several years of silence production is supposed to restart this summer.

Picture: Clydeside Distillery