£46m St Boswells grain distillery approved
The construction of Scotland’s first new grain distillery in ten years will begin in the Scottish Borders next year after planners gave the development the green light.
Jackson Distillers unveiled its vision earlier this year to deliver the lowest carbon and most resource efficient grain distillery in Scotland.
Located at Charlesfield Industrial Estate, the St. Boswells 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.
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.
Jackson Distillers is working with Michael Laird Architects, principal contractor Frilli s.r.l., Colorado Group and environmental consultants Mabbett Ltd to deliver the project. The distillery building aims to be an exemplar of sustainable industrial use and to enhance the surrounding built environment.
Trevor Jackson, founder & CEO of Jackson Distillers, welcomed the planners’ decision. He said: “This is another significant step forward in the process to create the Scottish Borders’ first major grain distillery.
“We have had great support for our proposals from local stakeholders across the region and have worked closely with Scottish Borders Council to ensure we created plans that fit into the landscape, present climate change mitigation opportunities and support the local community. We are grateful to everyone who has helped us to get to this stage and will continue to work with local stakeholders as we now progress with construction.”