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15th of February, 2017

They both have strong roots in Ayrshire, and share an enthusiasm for bolstering its economic health: so when The Lost Distillery Company moved onto Dumfries House’s 2,000-acre estate earlier this year, it was a match made in heaven.

A Whisky Lounge, a VIP Hospitality Bar and new office space are among the facilities now enjoyed by the boutique scotch whisky producer, which operates across 40 markets worldwide (staff numbers are expected to double in the coming years, with apprenticeship opportunities part of the company’s future growth plans).

“The overall aim of our company is to build a world class global whisky business in and from East Ayrshire,” explains Scott Watson, Co-Founder of Crucial Drinks and The Lost Distillery Company. “Headquartering our operation at this incredible 18th Century estate is a clear demonstration of our commitment to achieving this.”

Kenneth Dunsmuir, Deputy Executive Director of Dumfries House, adds: “We share HRH The Duke of Rothesay’s vision to regenerate the area, and our new home on the estate provides the perfect platform to breathe life into Scotland’s lost whisky heritage. We will showcase our diverse drinks portfolio to the world and we are honoured to be part of the continued journey at Dumfries House.”

More than 100 whisky distilleries have closed their doors permanently over the last century. The Lost Distillery Company brings these once illustrious institutions back to life by handcrafting modern, re-imagined versions of their excellent quality malts.

Visitors who think they know their malts from your blends may enjoy a visit to the company’s forthcoming whiskey tasting events. Due to begin in February, these will be aimed at would-be connoisseurs who’d love to know more about how peatiness feels to the palate. Given Dumfries House’s culinary credentials, it’s perhaps no surprise that food and whiskey matches will also be on the agenda - watch this space!

For details contact >0843 557 4472