Top 10 new Scotch whisky distilleries

27th May, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

As the Scotch whisky industry hails a boom in tourism and all-time-high investment, exciting plans for a wealth of new, reawakened and expanded distilleries have been unveiled.


Despite export declines, there are a number of exciting new Scotch whisky distilleries

While exports of Scotch whisky have dropped in key markets around the world, producers are clearly optimistic and have pushed forward with plans to introduce new brands to the industry.

In particular, many are realising the ample revenue opportunities in distillery tourism and have invested heavily in making their visitors’ centres state-of-the-art.

Diageo revealed last year that it would delay its five-year plan to significantly increase its Scotch whisky production capacity and build a new distillery in Teaninich due to slowing demand. However, other producers have predicted that demand will grow in the coming years.

Rival Pernod Ricard could be seeking to triple capacity of its the Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky if recent planning proposals are approved. Other new distilleries in the early stages of planning include a renovation of Lindores Abbey in Fife and a convertion of the historic Borodale House on Raasay, in the Hebrides.

Click through the following pages to see which other new or planned distilleries have got the Scotch whisky industry talking. If you think we have overlooked any, let us know by leaving a comment below.

For more information on which Scotch whisky brands are excelling in the industry, see our Global Scotch Whisky Masters 2015 published in the June issue of The Spirits Business magazine.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter