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List of new distilleries

St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 26-01-2016 at 18:46 pm

Dear all,


FYI I have created a list of new distilleries, and plotted them in google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zPyx0FI8nHAY.kCCvxAHTbVsg&usp=sharing. 
In the list are distilleries that have started production or that are in an active planning phase with good chances to build a distillery and start production.

In this topic, it would be nice to share experiences with these distilleries, and to add new ones to the list. You can send me a PM or give distillery details in this thread, and I will add them to the map.

Best regards,
Paul
ian63david
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 26-01-2016 at 20:14 pm

That is a lot of new distilleries coming along. Hope they don't arrive during a downturn in interest


karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 26-01-2016 at 20:46 pm

Saint, is this Scotland only or Uk and Ireland?

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 26-01-2016 at 21:21 pm

It's just Scotland on my map, but I could extend it with distilleries in other countries as well!

mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 26-01-2016 at 21:21 pm
You've got most of the ones on my anticipation-list, but I would include Glen Keith, a dead distillery for quite a while, but reopened in 2013.

Loch Ewe - I don't know if this counts, it's a ridiculously-micro distillery (I think really only intended for in-house single malt)

And a shameless plug for some new single malts from Canada, currently aging barrels or just started bottling in last couple years:

Still Waters Distillery, Okanagan Spirits Craft Disillery, LB Distillers, Urban Distillers, Pemberton Distillery, Shelter Point Distillery.  
Glenora (a.k.a. Glen Breton) ruled the single-malt roost in Canada for the longest time, but they'll have to up their game as the competition ramps up... even if most of these new ones are pretty small throughput so far.
  Edited on 26-01-2016 at 21:28 pm
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 26-01-2016 at 23:19 pm
mrgood wrote:
You've got most of the ones on my anticipation-list, but I would include Glen Keith, a dead distillery for quite a while, but reopened in 2013.

Loch Ewe - I don't know if this counts, it's a ridiculously-micro distillery (I think really only intended for in-house single malt)

And a shameless plug for some new single malts from Canada, currently aging barrels or just started bottling in last couple years:

Still Waters Distillery, Okanagan Spirits Craft Disillery, LB Distillers, Urban Distillers, Pemberton Distillery, Shelter Point Distillery.  
Glenora (a.k.a. Glen Breton) ruled the single-malt roost in Canada for the longest time, but they'll have to up their game as the competition ramps up... even if most of these new ones are pretty small throughput so far.



In my list, Glen Keith isn't present as I saw it as a re-opening of a distillery that already existed. Isn't this Loch Ewe distillery distilling for its hotel supply only? I remember seeing such a project, but I neglected it as they probably won't/don't sell in the open market.

The Canadians could be added too. Just give me a little time wink

mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 27-01-2016 at 00:12 am
St. Pauli wrote:

 Isn't this Loch Ewe distillery distilling for its hotel supply only? I remember seeing such a project, but I neglected it as they probably won't/don't sell in the open market.

Yes, I think that's correct.

Ireland is in the midst of a major whiskey renaissance as well:
-Teeling Whiskey Distillery - Dublin
-Dingle Distillery - Dingle
-The Quiet Man Craft Distillery (Niche Drinks), Londonderry
-Slane Distillery - on the Slane Castle estate
-Echlinville Distillery, Kircubbin
-Great Northern Distillery, Dundalk
-Tullamore DEW Distillery
Hubertus
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 27-01-2016 at 00:15 am

here i found a good overview of new distilleries (in German):

https://fosm.de/neue-destillerien-in-schottland-status-quo-012016/#more-3704

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 27-01-2016 at 11:02 am

I am pleased to see a lot more distilleries popping up in the Lowlands, it's not that far from where I live. happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 10-02-2016 at 22:40 pm

I was at The Lakes Distillery today and had a tour, thought it was a bit pricey at £12.50, anyway,a nice looking new distillery,everything shined like a new penny,looks like there has been a lot of money invested. The tour guide's knowledge was a bit basic,but that will improve with time, overall I enjoyed it,I was with a good party. Drinks at the end, one drink of their blend The One,one drink of their blend finished in sherry cask and a drink of their Gin and Vodka. Declined the gin and vodka, the whisky I thought was ok, hope their first single malt 2018 is a lot lot better. To be fair their blend really has nothing to do with the distillery. They do say they are going to experiment maturing their whisky in different wood,like Maple,as the laws in England are different to Scotland. Could be very interesting. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Chester
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 16-02-2016 at 15:20 pm

Ever heard about the brand new "Lehman Brothers Whiskey?" Than have a closed look right here:

http://lehmanbrothe.rs/

or here:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/lehman-brothers-is-back---as-a-whiskey-195738195.html#

Seems to be a British or Irish one...

Chester

Taste and try before you buy!
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 16-02-2016 at 17:33 pm
Chester wrote:

Ever heard about the brand new "Lehman Brothers Whiskey?" 

“Snapfire” - a whisky with a greenish hue and distinct taste of iron and copper to represent the greed of the pricks... er, I mean, the altruistic nature of the wonderful people at Lehman Brothers who are certainly not responsible for starting the economic snowball effect that covered the entire globe in darkness and despair.

“Ashes of Disaster” - On the nose, the powerful smokiness of self-inflicted shotgun residue.  On the palette, piss and vinegar.  The finish is long and sharp, like swallowing tacks and then pooping them out again.

“Evergreen” - represents a fresh start, with the smell of a cleaned out sanatorium and the satisfying taste of fat-cat blood and guts on the pavement.  The finish is short with a faint glimmer of impending deja doom.
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 16-02-2016 at 18:31 pm
Chester wrote:

Ever heard about the brand new "Lehman Brothers Whiskey?" Than have a closed look right here:

http://lehmanbrothe.rs/

or here:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/lehman-brothers-is-back---as-a-whiskey-195738195.html#

Seems to be a British or Irish one...

Chester



The person in the film (in the Yahoo link) says that they are "single malt blends" which are not the lowest in the market and carefully crafted by Angus Dundee (which is the owner of Glencadam and Tomintoul). This makes this range not the result of a new distillery, but some marketing trick you will likely love or hate...

  Edited on 16-02-2016 at 18:33 pm
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 16-02-2016 at 19:01 pm
St. Pauli wrote:
Chester wrote:

Ever heard about the brand new "Lehman Brothers Whiskey?" Than have a closed look right here:

http://lehmanbrothe.rs/

or here:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/lehman-brothers-is-back---as-a-whiskey-195738195.html#

Seems to be a British or Irish one...

Chester



The person in the film (in the Yahoo link) says that they are "single malt blends" which are not the lowest in the market and carefully crafted by Angus Dundee (which is the owner of Glencadam and Tomintoul). This makes this range not the result of a new distillery, but some marketing trick you will likely love or hate...



I wonder what side of the fence Mrgood is on ? It's hard to tell by his statement wink

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 16-02-2016 at 19:52 pm

LOL

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 23-03-2016 at 17:48 pm

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/8790/second-whisky-distillery-planned-for-arran/     

new distillery planned for Arran.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 23-03-2016 at 20:22 pm
karloff wrote:

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/8790/second-whisky-distillery-planned-for-arran/     

new distillery planned for Arran.


Yup, on the original site of the last 19th century distillery on Arran! 

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 22-09-2016 at 23:34 pm

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/11126/islay-s-ardnahoe-distillery-gets-green-light/ 

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 23-09-2016 at 01:05 am
Can some one tell me if these new distilleries are going to be used in blends or are they being started with the sole purpose of single malt production or a mixture of the two.
I know there is an upsurge in demand for whisky but I cannot help feeling that the way the price of whisky is going up for new expressions and older stuff in general the amount of new ones seems to be increasing too quickly and there will not be enough meaningful profit in it for some of them.
Remember demand always peaks.
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 23-09-2016 at 15:37 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
Can some one tell me if these new distilleries are going to be used in blends or are they being started with the sole purpose of single malt production or a mixture of the two.
I know there is an upsurge in demand for whisky but I cannot help feeling that the way the price of whisky is going up for new expressions and older stuff in general the amount of new ones seems to be increasing too quickly and there will not be enough meaningful profit in it for some of them.
Remember demand always peaks.
If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say most intend to be a mixture of the two.  It's the safest bet, supply your own single malts but keep blenders in tow as a back-up income stream.  

This must surely the case for the Ardnahoe one.  It's a Hunter Laing project and they seem to deal almost exclusively in single malts.  If they're getting into the distillery business it must surely be to break into the single malt market.

(asterisk - the big blenders like Diageo might be a different story, but I think they're all set for the time being for mass production with Roseisle.  Most new announcements seem to be more independents now)
BenNevis
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 23-09-2016 at 17:08 pm

Building a new distillery at Edradour, it with double capacity, New warehouses also have been built sinse the last time I was there a few years ago

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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 11-01-2017 at 16:16 pm

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/features/12315/scotch-whisky-distilleries-to-open-in-2017/?utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sw-digest-11-01-2017

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 15-03-2017 at 15:30 pm

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/features/13128/torabhaig-countdown-to-distillery-opening/?utm_source=mailjet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sw-digest-15-03-2017

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 01-01-2018 at 15:52 pm

https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/features/17347/scotch-whisky-distilleries-to-open-in-2018/ 

Lots more to visit in this new year. 

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 03-01-2018 at 22:28 pm

Would it be possible to color code these distilleries based on their status?


Green - Operational

Yellow - Under construction

Red - Planned

Black - Funding fell through

Just a thought

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