Vote now for Borders distillery site online

Alasdair Day with a bottle of the Tweeddale Blend whisky he has recreated from records his great-grandfather left. 14 gelder drive, livingston. 01506 413275
Alasdair Day with a bottle of the Tweeddale Blend whisky he has recreated from records his great-grandfather left. 14 gelder drive, livingston. 01506 413275

A Scotch firm has launched a bid to get the Borders back on the whisky map.

R&B Distillers is asking whisky drinkers to choose a location for the region’s first distillery since 1837.

The firm has launched an online poll asking people to choose between Borders destinations including Eyemouth and Coldstream.

Work would not start on the new project until the company’s planned Raasay Distillery is complete and open to the public.

Company co-founder Alasdair Day, whose great-grandfather made whisky at Coldstream, said: “It’s really quite remarkable that somewhere as iconic as the Borders has remained untouched by whisky distilling for such a long time.

“Like whiskies from the Highlands or Islay, a small batch whisky distilled in the Borders will have its own unique flavour.”

Voting runs for three months atrbdistillers.com/.