Glen Luss Distillery gets green light

Scotland’s Glen Luss has secured planning approval to build a new distillery on the shores of Loch Lomond. Glen Luss first revealed plans to open the distillery in April 2020, with the aim of raising £3 million (US$3.7m) through its Founder’s Club. The Glen Luss Distillery will produce a range of premium drinks, including a single malt Scotch whisky, a gin, aged and new make rums, small batch vodka and a line of craft beers.…

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Northumberland whisky distillery gains £4.6m

Work has begun on the construction of a new English whisky distillery and visitor centre in Northumberland, following a £4.6 million (US$6.5m) investment. The family behind Ad Gefrin first revealed plans for the new site in August 2018. Once complete, the facility will bring English whisky production back to the county for the first time in 200 years. Due to open in autumn 2022, the Ad Gefrin distillery will be located in Wooler on the…

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Brown-Forman confirms $95m distillery expansion

Jack Daniel’s owner Brown-Forman has moved forward with its multi-million-dollar distillery expansion in Louisville to meet increasing demand for American whiskey. Old Forester Bourbon owner Brown-Forman first revealed it was considering an expansion of its Louisville distillery in November 2020. At the time, the project was in an evaluation phase, with the producer receiving preliminary approval for US$5 million in tax incentives from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) for the proposed project. Brown-Forman…

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UK distillery numbers hit record high in 2020

The number of distilleries in the UK reached a record high in 2020, with more than 100 new registrations, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. New HMRC figures cited by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) found that the number of UK distilleries increased by 124 in 2020, up 28% compared with 2019. The increase marked the first time the number of distilleries has risen by more than 100. The total number…

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Elixir Distillers gets planning approval for Islay site

Spirits producer Elixir Distillers has gained planning approval to build a new Scotch whisky distillery on Islay, which is expected to break ground this year. Co-founded by Sukhinder Singh of retailer The Whisky Exchange, Elixir Distillers originally submitted a planning application to Argyll and Bute Council in November 2018, which gained approval the following month. However, in February 2020, Elixir Distillers submitted an altered planning application for the site, which featured an exterior that maintains the traditional look of…

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