GlenWyvis Distillery Due to Open on 30 November (St Andrews Day) – Scotch Whisky News

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The final countdown to the opening of the world’s very first 100% community-owned and 100% green energy-powered distillery is on.

In three weeks, on St Andrew’s Day (November 30th), GlenWyvis Distillery in Dingwall will be officially opened and whisky production will be ready to commence.

The newly appointed Master Distiller, Duncan Tait, is inspired by the unique possibilities this creates.

“To join a brand new distillery and shape the flavour profiles of a new single malt from the start is a dream come true,” he said.

Managing director and founder, John McKenzie, is extremely proud that the two year project is so close to bearing fruit.

GlenWyvis from the sky

GlenWyvis from the sky

“This is a community project and the support has been overwhelming. To raise over £3 million in such a short time, and with over 60% of our members coming from the Highland area, is testament to the enduring appeal of Scottish whisky,” he said.

“We’re using barley sourced from the local coop of farmers, Highland Grain and we’re using wind, water and solar power and a biomass boiler to provide the power. I’m immensely proud of the entire team here at GlenWyvis and we are all thrilled to be officially opening the distillery on St Andrew’s Day.”

Click here to see drone footage of the distillery!

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