Crowdfunding campaign number two for Dornoch Distillery expansion
Two brothers who recently launched their own gin and whisky distillery are already eyeing an expansion of their business.
Phil and Simon Thompson, who run the whisky bar in the Dornoch Castle Hotel, constructed a distillery on site in 2016 following a successful initial crowdfunding round which saw 250 whisky lovers from all over the world invest in a bid to secure casks of new make spirit from the new distillery.
The brothers have this week announced a second crowdfunding bid in order to secure the distillery’s long-term future at a new local site.
The pair plan to move to an old slaters yard just up the road in Dornoch in order to expand their whisky production capacity and meet the growing demand for their gin, which is now sold in eleven export markets around the globe including Japan, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Italy and Germany.
Co-founder and director Phil Thompson explained that the level of demand for their products was “humbling” and that the plans to expand would better help them to keep their growing customer base satisfied, he said, “We never anticipated just how much demand there would be, not only for casks of our whisky, but for our Organic Highland Gin as well. The expansion means we can meet that demand while still maintaining our ruthless dedication to old-style production methods and quality levels.”
This new round of crowdfunding is underway with work on the new site scheduled to begin in October 2018, and once completed will enable Dornoch Distillery to meet growing demand.
More details at: www.dornochdistillery.com