Lost Distillery relocates to prestigious royal estate

Lost Distillery relocates to prestigious royal estate

Boutique Scotch whisky producer, The Lost Distillery Company, has relocated to Dumfries House, one of Scotland’s finest stately homes and estates.

The company, which hand-crafts modern interpretations of legendary Scotch whiskies, will now operate from the 2,000-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 10 employees. 

Staff numbers are expected to double in the next few years and apprenticeship opportunities will be created, as part of the company’s future growth plans.

Strong synergies exist between Dumfries House and The Lost Distillery Company, as both organisations have roots in Ayrshire and are keen to contribute to its economic rejuvenation, ensuring provenance and craft remain at the heart of the partnership.

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.

“The protection of Dumfries House is an outstanding achievement that offers huge opportunities for the future, as we share HRH, The Duke of Rothesay’s vision to regenerate the area. 

“Our new home on the estate provides the perfect platform to breathe life into Scotland’s lost whisky heritage. 

“We are honoured to be a part of the continued journey at Dumfries House and look forward to showcasing our diverse drinks portfolio to the world.”

The Lost Distillery Company’s relocation to Dumfries House is the first phase of a long term strategic plan.

Future phases are expected to focus on developing whisky-making in Ayrshire.