Bonus Scran: The Borders Distillery - breathing life after 200 years

A special partner episode of Scran with The Borders Distillery is now live.

Published 17th Nov 2023
Updated 21 st Nov 2023

On on a very very wet day, I took a trip to Hawick to visit The Borders Distillery - an up and coming whisky brand that is making a big impact.

When it opened its doors to the public in 2018, The Borders Distillery breathed new life into an industry that had ceased to exist in the Scottish Borders for nearly two centuries.

I met with founding member and director John Fordyce who showed me around the distillery and talked her through how it all came about, how they have been able to incorporate sustainable production into everything they do, the importance of a nurturing local talent and all about the liquid they are producing at this modern yet historical distillery.

Scran Borders Distillery

You'll also hear from Andy Baird on this podcast, he is one of the 12 local farmers who has been working with the distillery through the Borders Growers and Distillers programme.

Finally John does a tasting session with me, where he takes her through their workshop series. You can find out more about The Borders Distillery, their products and visitor tours on their website.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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