Pete Smoke wrote:Theres an excellent chapter "So you want to build a whisky distillery?" in the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009. Too many variables to put a figure on but Frances Clotworthy of Loch Ewe states
"We began the project with £50,000. The quotes for the stills, casks and building were horrendous, and to me seemed ludicrous. Eventually, i contacted some whisky enthusiast builders, removed the word distillery from other essential quotes and looked to mainland Europe for the equipment. We completed the basics under budget."
So that means it would cost anywhere between the above and 'shit loads'!
fishboy wrote:Not cheap then?
Mr Tattie Heid wrote:I forget exactly...Mr Clotworthy explained it to me. He was told that he couldn't operate a still that small, and he had some legal advice that said he could...they quietly approved his license and then made sure no one else would do the same.
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