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Plans unveiled for another Borders distillery

Alasdair Day with a bottle of the Tweeddale Blend whisky he has recreated from records his great-grandfather.

Alasdair Day with a bottle of the Tweeddale Blend whisky he has recreated from records his great-grandfather.

A businessman who revived a 100-year-old Coldstream blend of whisky using his great-grandfather’s recipe has announced plans to build a distillery in Walkerburn.

Alasdair Day has opened talks with investors in a bid to raise the £5million he needs for the project in Walkerburn, which has the potential to create up to 14 jobs.

The news follows last week’s announcement from Mossburn Distillers of plans to build a £40 million distillery at the Jedforest Hotel south of Jedburgh in a project being led by former Scotland rugby captain Finlay Calder.

Day’s firm, The Borders Distilling Company, has now identified a site in the village and, if everything goes to plan, the first spirit could be launched in 2018.

He said: “It’s an opportunity for me to take my whisky home to the Borders.”

 

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