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#49341 - 27/09/15 06:12 PM Distillery plan for Newton Stewart
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It looks very much like Mr Prior may have some competition from a new proposed distillery at the island on the edge of Newton Stewart.
The application was submitted by Graham Taylor, one of the partners in Glasgow Whisky Limited. The other director is Stuart Hendry.
All the drawings and applications are available on the Dumgal web site, and if anyone is interested the application reference number is 15/P/1/0197

Their own company website is http://www.glasgowwhisky.com/html/About-Us.html

We will soon be part of the Lowland Whisky Trail if Martin gets his distillery up and running in the near future.

Cheers ā€˜nā€™ beers, Rab.

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#49342 - 27/09/15 06:19 PM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Forgot to tell you the name. Crafty Scottish Distillers Ltd.

Cheers, Rab.

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#49343 - 27/09/15 06:50 PM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Sorry folks, here is a direct link to the relevant documents.

http://eaccess.dumgal.gov.uk/online-appl...MF_DCAPR_110090

Cheers, Rab.

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#49350 - 01/10/15 01:39 PM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Hello Rab,

Thanks for posting news on our proposed distillery plans.

If yourself or any of the other members on the blog are interested I'd be happy to share some of our plans for the distillery. We're very much looking forward to bringing this new venture to the area.

Also, my name is Graham Taylor, but I'm not the Graham Taylor from Glasgow Whisky Limited, so the project has nothing to do with them. Funny coincidence though!

All the best,

Graham Taylor
Managing Director
Crafty Scottish Distillers Ltd

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#49351 - 01/10/15 06:59 PM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Hello Graham, it is nice of you to invite me, and other forum members to share in the ongoing plans for your distillery.
Sorry about the confusion with the Glasgow Whisky Coy. Sometimes Googling names and trades chucks out the odd anomaly, but as you say, a funny coincidence!
The look of your eco-friendly grass roofed buildings is intriguing, but they have worked well in other places. The last one I remember was in Irvine, but I have no idea how it is standing up to the coastal weather now.
You will certainly have a fine view over the town and the Cree from the site.
If your plans are approved and the venture goes ahead as you plan, I am sure you will get your fair share of inquisitive visitors who already come here to visit Bladnoch, and pick up whisky from Martin the Whiskybroker at the Ferry Toon.
As I said in my first post, it may be the start of a Lowland Whisky Trail.
Welcome to the Forum.

Cheers ā€˜nā€™ beers, look forward to meeting you, Rab.

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#49354 - 03/10/15 12:10 AM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Hi again Graham, I presume that by joining the Forum you are reading the various posts.
Someone asked me today, what are they going to make if they get approval?
I don't know.
What are you going to make?

Cheers, Rab.

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#49357 - 04/10/15 08:06 AM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Hi Rab,

No problems at all. Our approach to this venture is very much about getting people involved and interested in our distillery and our products. Assuming the plans are approved soon, we're confident we can begin to welcome people to enjoy the views from our planned tasting room early next year.

Product wise, you'll be pleased to hear we shall be creating our own single malt whisky, which is obviously a long term game, so while that's working away in the barrels, our first product to market will be a gin. The first lowland gin I would imagine? We have already begun experimenting with some potential gin recipes on our small test still.

The full distillery set up we will be running is very flexible in terms of what spirits we are able to produce, so gin and whisky will not be the only products we will look into.

Cheers,

Graham

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#49358 - 04/10/15 01:33 PM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Actually I should correct myself, it would not be 'the first lowland gin'. I'm sure Hendricks would claim that title. But it would certainly be the first in Galloway! ha

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#49359 - 04/10/15 03:23 PM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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Hi Graham, good luck with your planning application ..... never easy in D&G.
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#49360 - 04/10/15 06:56 PM Re: Distillery plan for Newton Stewart [Re: Wee Rab]
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It might well be the first legal and above board gin in D&G !!
Have you bought the land Graham or is the purchase or lease conditiuonal on getting planning pedrmission?
Cheers, Rab.

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