Scotland’s Glen Luss Distillery gets green light

23rd February, 2021 by Nicola Carruthers

Scotland’s Glen Luss has secured planning approval to build a new distillery on the shores of Loch Lomond.

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

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

Glen Luss first revealed plans to open the distillery in April 2020, with the aim of raising £3 million (US$3.7m) through its Founder’s Club.

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 site claims to be the first distillery and brewery on the shores of Loch Lomond and the first within Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Glen Luss confirmed it had received planning approval on its Facebook page.

The post read: “Last week we received the great news that our planning application had been approved. To say we are excited would be an understatement. This is a major milestone in our journey to bring our vision for the first experimental brewery and distillery, on the shores of Loch Lomond, creating craft drinks and experiences to life.

“As we reflect on the last year, 2020 played hard ball, and 2021 looks like it will bring its own challenges, but that will not stop us. Although Covid has dented our plans we are on course to open to the public and start laying spirit down in the latter part of 2021.

“2021 is shaping up to be a great year, we are literally fizzing (again) with excitement and simply cannot wait to welcome you to Glen Luss later this year.”

Glen Luss Distillery was founded by Trystan Powell, Patrick Colquhoun and Daniel Lewis, graduates of the University of Strathclyde.

In July last year, Glen Luss Distillery appointed Gary Deans and Brian Woods as non-executive directors.

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