Take a Tour of The Borders Distillery

Take a tour of the beautifully converted Edwardian electrical works where Borders Distillery makes their Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Kerr’s Gin, and Puffing Billy Steam Vodka. Based in Hawick, the birthplace of tweed and a town with industrial roots going back hundreds of years, this distillery takes inspiration from Explore their mashing, fermentation and distillation halls, guided by the people who make their spirits and finish with a dram in the distillery bar.

If you wish to book a private tour or a more in-depth one, they also offer bespoke tours that can be pre-booked for a time that suits you. They also allow you to take photos, unlike many other distillery tours.

Where can I take a distillery tour in the Borders?

The Borders Distillery is a fantastic distillery that makes whisky, gin and vodka in the picturesque area of Hawick. Their distillery is based by the riverside and runs tours for up to 12 people three times a day.

Opened in 2018, it was the first Scotch Whisky Distillery to open in the Borders since 1837. After such a long gap in whisky production in the Borders, Borders Distillery aims to bring whisky-making back to the area and capture the spirit of the region in the whisky they produce.

Proud to be a zero-waste distillery, they use only locally sourced natural ingredients to produce sustainable whisky, and return their organic by-product to the same fields they source their barley from.

  • £15 per person
  • Tour lasts around 45 minutes
  • Standard tours run from 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm – Monday to Friday
  • Must be booked at least 1 day in advance
  • Max 12 people per tour
  • Bespoke tours are available

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