Whisky lovers called upon to choose location for first borders distillery in 150 years

R&B Distillers Co-Founder - Alasdair Day - at Scott's View in the Scottish BordersWhisky lovers are today being called upon to get the Borders ‘back on the whisky map’ by choosing a location for the region’s first distillery since 1837.

Scotch Whisky firm – R&B Distillers – is asking whisky drinkers ‘the big question’ in a bid to crowd source opinion on where a Borders distillery should be built. Participants are invited to vote for their favourite location in an online poll that includes popular Borders destinations such as the Tweed Valley, Peebles, Kelso, Melrose, Galashiels and Eyemouth.

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Island first: Multimillion-pound whisky distillery planned for for Isle of Raasay

R&B Distillers Managing Director, Alasdair Day, enjoys a dram on the Isle of Raasay (7)A tiny Hebridean island off the coast of Skye is set to become the location of Scotland’s newest distillery.

The multimillion-pound Raasay Distillery and visitor experience centre will be independently owned & operated by R&B Distillers and hopes to open in January 2017, if planning permission is granted later this year.

The development would become the island’s first legal distillery and is expected to generate employment for eleven of the island’s 120 residents.

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