The Borders Distillery opened in March 2018 becoming the first Scotch whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837. Based in the town of Hawick which has a proud history of manufacturing and is where tweed was invented. The distillery is housed in the former Hawick Urban Electric Company which once generated all the power for the town of Hawick. The team at The Borders Distillery are dedicated to capturing the true spirit of the Borders and bringing whisky production back to the area. The distillery currently produces gin - William Kerr's Gin was the first released and launched in July 2018 - as well as vodka and blended whisky while their casks are maturing.