The company, which hand-crafts modern interpretations of whiskies from long closed distilleries across Scotland, will now operate from the 2000-acre estate in Ayrshire.
The new ‘brand home’ for The Lost Distillery Company will include a Whisky Lounge and VIP Hospitality Bar, along with office space for ten employees who manage the business across 40 global markets. Staff numbers are expected to double in the next few years and apprenticeship opportunities will be created in East Ayrshire, as part of the company’s future growth plans.
Scott Watson, co-founder of Crucial Drinks and The Lost Distillery Company, said: "The overall aim of our company is to build a world class global whisky business in East Ayrshire. 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, said: "We are delighted that The Lost Distillery Company has become thefirst commercial organisation to base their headquarters here at Dumfries House.
"We always strive to encourage and support the work of local, innovative companies and have been impressed by The Lost Distillery’s vision to reinvigorate whisky-making in Ayrshire, as well as their desire to create jobs in the local area and provide educational opportunities in a traditional Scottish craft."
Over 100 Scotch whisky distilleries have permanently closed in the last century, the Lost Distillery Company brings the stories of famed distilleries back to life, to offer hand crafted blended malt Scotch whiskies.
The Lost Distillery Company’s relocation to Dumfries House is the first phase of a long term strategic plan. Future phases will focus on developing whisky-making in Ayrshire.
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