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The Borders Distillery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great visit

Recently opened in a beautifully renovated building this was an hour well spent. We were shown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Incredible Tour - One of the highlights of my trip

Having done a few distillery/brewery tours before this, one has to be the best. The most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The Borders Distillery®, the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837, was commissioned in March of 2018. This new distillery is dedicated to making great whisky and to capturing the spirit of the Borders. Our hometown...more
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Commercial Road, Hawick TD9 7AQ, Scotland
+44 1450 374330
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All reviews great tour gin and vodka old building new venture beautiful building distilling process on site friendly staff scottish borders well worth a visit charlie tours highlights stills distilled shop
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing tour and very informative. The place is well worth a visit. Maybe I did not read the web site info enough, but we were disappointed that due to the newness of the distillery Whiskey produced on site, is not yet ready to taste. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently opened in a beautifully renovated building this was an hour well spent. We were shown round by the manager who gave us a great deal of information as he described the process from start to finish with the tour ending with the opportunity of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having done a few distillery/brewery tours before this, one has to be the best. The most beautiful building; the most friendly staff - who even recommended a place to eat in Hawick; the most wonderful, enthusiastic and personal tour, which really engaged you in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank samk752
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Scotland and our first day in the Borders. Our visit here was one of the highlights of our trip. We visited two distilleries in Speyside but they couldn't compete with Charlie's charisma. (He even caught our obscure movie reference...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Very beautiful new distillery in a nice location.Loved the staff interaction, directions and patience.VC shop is reasonably well stocked (I would recommend some cardboard boxes/packing for your souvenir glassware and please add some lapel pins).Looking forward to try their first whisky, the new make spirit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

Beautiful building with a fantastic distillery !!! Great tour and tasting on a very well organized production site. Fantastic the 2 Wiskyes, Gin and Vodka already produced.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PedroGuedesAlmeida
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The borders distillery is a new venture in Hawick and it is a must do tour it is a great place to visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Very good 45minute tour round the distillery in Hawick. Lots of thought and consideration given to the use of the old building with an attractive and visually appealing visitor centre. No whisky yet, but gin and vodka already being distilled on site. Knowledgeable staff on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank NickyMWatson
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Visited just yesterday and it was well worth the 2 hour journey it took for us to get there. The visitor centre was lovely with some nice things to buy and all staff were lovely and very helpful. Did the tour alone with just Charlie...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amber54
Charlie B, Tourism Manager at The Borders Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your comments, Amber! We have been working very hard on our visitor centre and it is great to hear that you appreciated it - I will pass your feedback on to our retail manager and I know she will be...More

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Tour was great and in depth, photos are allowed and everyone was really friendly! Shall be going back when the whisky has aged enough to make their own.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stuartbD2618OI
Charlie B, Tourism Manager at The Borders Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Hi Stuart, Thank you for your positive comments! I will pass your comments on to all of the staff as we work hard on our friendliness and hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Charlie

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