For more than 1500 years, people have been drawn to Luss in Scotland – also known as the ‘Dark Village’. Soon, the area will also house a new micro-distillery, The Glen Luss Distillery, that will produce both single malt Scotch whiskey, a locally sourced botanical gin, rum, vodka and craft beer. Welcome and cheers!
The Glen Luss Distillery: where old meets new
Scotland’s Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park will welcome its first micro-distillery and brewery when the Glen Luss Distillery opens in 2021. The distillery will utilize existing buildings in the center of Luss Village and create a visitor center where people can experience, discover and taste a variety of beverages. According to plan, the distillery plans to produce both single malt Scotch whiskey, a locally sourced botanical gin, rum, vodka and craft beer.
Entering the ‘Dark Village’
People have been drawn to Luss for over 1500 years. It was originally known as Clachan Dhu or ‘Dark Village’ as it hid in the shadows of the surrounding mountains. It wasn’t until the Christian missionaries arrived in the 6th century, led by St Kessog, that the township took on the current name of Luss, from the Gaelic word ‘lus’ which means herb or botanical. In the 13th century, the Vikings arrived – some of them still at their final resting place under the Hogsback on the grounds of Luss Parish Church.
Become a founding member – or visit the micro-distillery in 2021
The Glen Luss Distillery will be open for visitors from May 2021. For more information visit and follow https://glenluss.co.uk/ourdistillery/.
Until the 4th of May 2020, the Glen Luss Distillery offers five Founders Club packages where you can join the club and support the micro-distillery and brewery. Prices between £500-5,000 ex. VAT.
Photo credit: Glen Luss Distillery.