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Glen Luss Distillery seeks £3m

Scotland’s Glen Luss Distillery, which is set to open on the shores of Loch Lomond next year, has launched its Founders’ Club with the aim of raising £3 million (US$3.7m).

The Glen Luss Distillery will be built on the shores of Scotland’s Loch Lomond

Glen Luss Distillery’s Founders’ Club will offer investors a range of benefits including private tours, distilling masterclasses, early access to new products, inaugural releases and an invitation to an annual private members’ event.

The microdistillery, which is due to open in May 2021, claims to be the first distillery and brewery on the shores of Loch Lomond and the first within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

The Glen Luss Distillery will produce a range of premium drinks including a single malt Scotch whisky, a gin, aged and new make rums, small batch vodka and a line of craft beers.

“The Scottish food and drink industry is world-renowned for its focus on quality and provenance,” said Daniel Lewis, director of operations for Glen Luss Distillery.

“At the distillery we will utilise locally sourced ingredients to create a range of drinks inspired by Luss’ history and heritage.”

The site will offer a “sustainable visitor experience for the estimated million tourists who visit Luss each year”.

It is estimated the distillery will create 26 jobs, with the aim of hiring workers in the local community. Apprenticeships will also be offered.

“With community benefit at the heart of our vision, the distillery will also commit 5% of profits annually, for an initial period of 10 years, to a Community Development Fund for projects in the Luss and Arden area,” said Patrick Colquhoun, sales director at Glen Luss Distillery.

The initial round of crowdfunding closes on 4 May 2020. To sign up to the Founders’ Club, visit the Glen Luss Distillery website.

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