Ninefold Distillery is nestled within Dormont Home Farm at the heart of Dormont Estate, Dumfries & Galloway. A quiet rural setting in southwest Scotland, this is not an obvious location for a rum distillery!
After a year of planning, work began at the start of 2018 to convert two old cattle byres that were formerly used to milk cattle on the home farm. The older of the two buildings, now containing the still house, saw the most work involved. A complete tear down and rebuild over 8 months created a fully insulated, heated and serviced distillery, with solar PV to provide some electrical energy for the running of the building. The more ‘modern’ and larger byre next to the distillery was simply converted into a warehouse and is now our bond, the resting place for our casks.
A few more months of installing our Scottish hand build copper hybrid pot still and obtaining licences, and we started our first batches in Spring 2019.