£46m plan

First grain distillery planned for Scottish Borders

How it will look: Jackson Distillery

Plans have been unveiled for the first grain distillery in the Scottish Borders.

Proposals have been submitted by Jackson Distillers for the £46 million St Boswells Distillery at Charlesfield Industrial Estate.

The distillery will produce 20 million litres of pure alcohol per year meeting growing demand for grain whisky for Scotch Whisky blending and a Scottish grain neutral spirit for gin and vodka. 

Jackson Distillers is working with Noble & Company to secure funding to enable construction to begin.

Trevor Jackson, founder & CEO of Jackson Distillers, said: “We are excited to bring forward this transformational opportunity for the Scottish Borders.

“The project will create 20 permanent high-value jobs and a further 200 jobs through the construction stage whilst providing a crucial ongoing contribution to the local rural economy.

“The Distillery will play its part in helping Scotland meet its climate change ambitions, sending zero waste to landfill with sustainability at the forefront of its production practices.”

The facility will add value to locally grown cereals using up to date distilling technology, adding to the circular economy, reducing carbon emissions and maximising recycling with zero waste to landfill. 

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