C_I...you are correct in saying it would be better, if considering reviving a distillery, to eliminate the sites which would no longer be available, e.g. as you have noted...[/quote] like Glenury Royal (just a plaque marking its stills), Glen Albyn/Glen Mhor (kick away Curry's), St Magdalene (residents) or Millburn (Slice Inn/Beefeater)[/quote]
However, as Ian and C_I have noted, it may be more realistic, considering both time and finances, to build a new distillery or re-create, if you will.
Re-creating original styled stills, etc., maybe the best way to look at it??
A potential project's site would ideally have all the buildings, or at least the main one's, requiring only a 'spruce' up...
Acquiring equipment and so forth would not be an issue, just the name and site.
as far as time and money is concerned...
I am only 30yrs(31 in 3 weeks) old and I'm not married - so all my time and money is just that...mine!!
I am hoping to get over to Scotland towards the end of the year and so I will go on a tour of the countryside and see what's available regarding sites. Also I would think that I may have good chances in approaching local councils asking them for funding to revive a site...??
I will also get in touch with Diageo and have a chat regarding my plans.
Oh and what whisky I do end up producing...it will be GOOD WHISKY!!