For over 10 years John has been visiting the distilleries of Scotland, when a chance meeting with renowned whisky guide Ronnie Berri planted a seed that was to reveal so much about the history of whisky from his home town. Now, after almost two years of diligent planning, late night meetings and hundreds of emails, we've finally reached a point of realisation. It's happening!
The GlenWyvis Community Share Offer has opened to the public, and you are invited to invest in the future of a truly unique enterprise. It's been a challenging and exciting journey so far but it looks like the hard work is finally paying off. We've got the backing of local government but more importantly, the backing of locals! Check the GlenWyvis news page for the latest developments.
The Distillery has been named GlenWyvis. The name was chosen as it combines John's family history from Evanton & Dingwall. The former distilleries at Evanton and Dingwall were called Glenskiach & Ben Wyvis; the name GlenWyvis builds on the history in the area with a fresh new name.
It is hoped that production will start in late 2016 and the first whisky available from 2020.
John and his architect William Reynolds are in talks with the local planning department to create a learning hub on the farm; this would create an interactive, educational area publicly accessible through the summer and form part of the Distillery tours.
If you have any questions, or an interest in investing in the distillery, John would be delighted to hear from you. Whisky Entrepreneur Stuart Nickerson is available to advise further on any investment opportunities.