Our distillery takes shape…


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As we revealed last month in our blog post outlining ten things to look forward to in 2016, we are getting ever-closer to the official launch of our BrewDog spirits project – which is now renamed and ready to rock as the Lone Wolf Distillery. Our hand-made copper stills are nearly ready to go, so we thought it was high time we gave you an update.

As our distillery is set to do something no-one else is doing.

Once everything is online and all systems are go, we will become the only craft distillery in Scotland to make our base spirit from grain, under one roof. This is hugely important to us – and it starts with our BrewDog vodka. We've removed a section of our brewhouse roof and installed a colossal 19m high 60-plate rectification column, to get the purest, cleanest spirit possible.

This will then form the basis of our vodka and gins, and where others buy in neutral spirit in bulk, we will distil everything from scratch. The head of our distillation team Steven Kersley is now dialling in our gin recipe using the 50 litre pilot still, with over 30 different botanicals for trial, building up the flavour complexity until the blend and ratios are perfect.

Installation of our distillery is happening right now, and following tests of everything from the operational side to the water we will be using, we hope to be ready to produce our first batches of BrewDog spirit at the start of April. Equity Punks, if you’re attending the AGM on the 9th you may well get to try some highly exclusive trial batches! (We’ll say no more for now).

We don’t want to rest on the laurels of a location, like so many within the industry. Flexibility is vitally important to us, and the Lone Wolf distillery will have experimentation at its heart. With the pilot still we can produce a huge range of potential spirits, and with our epic barrel store we can age and then blend the results to allow a fascinating range of flavours to develop.

We want to stretch the boundaries of what a distillery can do – and what a distillery should do. Starting with our own all-grain distilled vodka, through our bespoke gins and whiskies and a range of other spirits besides – we can’t wait to make this natural progression for BrewDog and make as big an impact on the spirits industry as we did on the beer industry.

Our distillation plan is also a key part of our Equity for Punks IV Boosted Benefits, with Spirits fans who invest being guaranteed a tiered level of rewards that money can't buy. The Lone Wolf Founders Club will give such perks as exclusive single-cask whiskies (that will not be available to anyone else), the chance to design, distil and bottle your own unique gin and even age your own entire barrel of Lone Wolf whisky.

Spirits Benefits

Lone Wolf Founders Club Tier 1 £5,000 (106 shares or more)
You’ll receive a limited-edition numbered case of the first vodka and the first gin our Lone Wolf distillery produces. Plus you will receive an exclusive case of single-cask Lone Wolf whisky.

Lone Wolf Founders Club Tier 2 £10,000 (211 shares or more)
We will ship a case of the very first bottling of Lone Wolf whisky to your door and a case of limited edition single cask whisky aged in an Equity Punk-only cask which will not be available to buy.

Lone Wolf Founders Club Tier 3 £20,000 (422 shares or more)
You will get a bespoke ¼ barrel cask of Lone Wolf whisky – deciding how long we age it for and when it should be bottled, plus you will design and distil your own unique gin and receive four cases.

Lone Wolf Founders Club Tier 4 £50,000 (1,053 shares or more)
You will get your very own full barrel cask of Lone Wolf whisky – deciding how long we age it for and when it will be bottled, plus you will design and distil your own unique gin and receive four cases.

So if you like the idea of laying down a cask of whisky for that special celebration in ten (twenty, thirty) years, then check out the Lone Wolf Members Club as part of Boosted Benefits. Our distillation programme is hugely exciting, and we can't wait to get the copper stills working and producing amazing BrewDog spirit. Let us know in the comments below what we should distil first…

You can find out more about investing in BrewDog at www.brewdog.com/equityforpunks

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Comments (7)

Dale 09.04.2016 @ 1:50pm
Single malt or just grain whisky?
Paul T 05.04.2016 @ 1:30pm
Sounds like some nice small batch gins could be on the cards. looking forward to it.
Geoffrey M 24.03.2016 @ 6:50pm
That is one beautiful looking copper chemistry kit - can't wait to sample the stuff that comes out of it
Scoot 24.03.2016 @ 4:35pm
When you make the first Whisky, I hope us Equity Punks get first dibs. Good, limited edition Whisky is an investment that will be high on my list.

Michael F 24.03.2016 @ 2:44pm
BrewDog gin is also very exciting!
Michael 24.03.2016 @ 1:06pm
Like it a lot. This sounds utterly brilliant
Simon Hodges 24.03.2016 @ 12:39pm
I was just wondering what had happened to the spirits - great to see they are coming on and I can't wait for a chance to sample the whisky! Although I will have to wait of course.