Drink: Whisky distilling returns to Scottish Borders

Hawick Scottish Borders whisky

Whisky distilling returns to the Scottish Borders

It’s been 180 years since a whisky distillery was established in the Scottish Borders and next month will see The Three Stills Company open.


The distillery has been years in the planning and will be open to the public on 1st May.

Located in Hawick, The Three Stills Company are creating 20 jobs with this £10m project.

Hawick Scottish Borders whisky
©️ The Three Stills Company

As the process to become a Scotch Whisky takes 3 years, the distillery will be producing gin, as well as having a visitor centre to keep everyone occupied whilst waiting for the whisky!


The Borders Distillery
16-20 Commercial Road


Opens 1st May






I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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