Durham Distillery reveals new location

3rd April, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Durham Distillery has unveiled the location of its new city-centre home, which comes as part of a £500,000 (US$702,600) investment in the company.

Durham Distillery is set to open in the city centre this autumn

Durham Distillery is set to relocate the city centre this autumn

Subject to planning permission, the gin and vodka maker will open its new distillery within the impending £30m Riverwalk complex in Durham city centre this autumn. It is expected to create 20 jobs.

The distillery will be housed in a 4,000-square-foot site, where it will begin production of its first whisky, scheduled to be ready for consumption in 2021.

Led by head distiller Jessica Tomlinson, the distillery will also continue to produce gin and vodka from its new home “but at an increased level”.

The new site will also include a visitor centre, which will provide guided distillery tours and options to host private and corporate events.

In September last year, Durham Distillery received £250,000 from an investment group to help increase its production capacity and support the launch of its first whisky.

Tomlinson said: “The production of the first whisky for this part of England is exciting news not just for fans of the spirit, but people passionate about the north east too who can be part of whisky history.

“It’s also a great position to be in as we gear up for increased production of Durham Gin and Durham Vodka following the relocation.”

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