The Borders Distillery opened in March 2018. It is the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837. The owners hopes to recapture the true spirit of the Borders by bringing whisky-making back to the region.
The Borders Distillery sits at Hawick. This location is famous for its manufacturing history, where cashmere is king and tweed was invented! The spirit of industry and enterprise in the wee town inspires the owners of the distillery in everything that they do.
The Borders Distillery is in a landmark building right in the centre of town. Occupying the site of the former Hawick Urban Electrical Company, it undertook a complete and careful renovation to turn into a fully functional distillery.
With special attention to details and the building’s historical importance, everything is restored to its former glory. When you visit the distillery, look out for the restored original 1930s crane and the lead welded windows. They are of special beauty.