The Borders Distillery

Festival Main Sponsor

Welcome back to The Borders Distillery whose long-term support continues to keep our audiences and authors in very good spirits.

The Borders Distillery opened in 2018, having won a major architectural award for their meticulously detailed renovation of the former 1903 Hawick Urban Electrical Company building. That attention to detail carries through to their range of drinks, Lower East Side and Clan Fraser Reserve, as well as William Kerr’s Borders Gin and Puffing Billy Vodka, all available to purchase from their online shop.

The distillery’s tours are attracting more and more visitors to the area, but it is an essential day out for locals too.  Guided through this dramatic building, we learn about the fascinating process of spirit manufacturing with the opportunity afterwards to pick up a drop of their finest in the shop.

This year, you can meet the distillery’s MD, John Fordyce in person, as he joins a panel of industry leaders in conversation with author Nick Morgan to discuss his new book “Everything You Need To Know About Whisky (but are too afraid to ask.)”

We raise our glasses to The Borders Distillery.

Borders Distillery