Whisky distillery to open in Moffat after funding boost

13th January, 2020 by Nicola Carruthers

Dark Sky Spirits has received £320,000 (US$415,000) in funding to build a whisky distillery in the Scottish town of Moffat.

Dark Sky Spirits will build its own whisky distillery in Moffat after gaining funding

Dark Sky Spirits was one of three projects to receive funding from the South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP).

The Scottish firm currently produces and bottles its flagship malt whisky, The Moffat, off-site.

The investment will allow the producer to construct a distillery and bonded warehouse to reduce bottling and transportation costs, and begin blending.

The site will also develop a number of “place-based” whiskies such as The Moffat, The Doonhamer and The Local Dram.

A project that aims to improve social enterprises in the Dumfries and Galloway area and the Midsteeple Quarter project in Dumfries also received funding from the SOSEP.

Business minister Jamie Hepburn said: “Working with SOSEP, the Scottish government is making significant and targeted investments in the south of Scotland to help the region achieve its full economic potential.

“These three great projects will create new jobs, attract more visitors to the area, and make Dumfries and Galloway an even more attractive place to live.”

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