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The Borders Distillery

The Borders Distillery

The Borders Distillery®, the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837, was commissioned in March of 2018. This new distillery is dedicated to making great whisky and to capturing the spirit of the Borders.

Our hometown, Hawick, has a famous history of manufacturing, where cashmere is king and where tweed was invented. The distillery is in a landmark building in the centre of town, making us both familiar and new. There is a spirit of industry and enterprise here that inspires us in all that we do.

Expect the unexpected

This part of Scotland has a rich, vibrant and celebrated history; abbeys, towers and castles, battles and ballads, wars of independence, families arriving, families leaving, rivers, undulating hills and rocky coastlines. The time is now to visit this brilliant part of Scotland.

Visit our distillery, in the heart of Hawick and take a walk around this amazing building. See whisky production in action and gain an insight into a working commercial distillery.

Let us take you through our mashing, fermentation and distillation halls, and learn about the design and operation of our distillery. Our guided tour takes approximately 40 minutes, finishing with a dram in our gallery.

Join one of our scheduled tours to see how we make our Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Gin. Tours run from Monday to Saturday and include a tasting in our Gallery. We can deliver tours in a range of languages – please contact us in advance to arrange this.

Tours cost £12 and can be booked in advance. Use the code “rsbdistillerytour” will give you  a 10% discount on distillery tours booked through their website


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