Annandale Distillery has been closed since 1919 and was on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register when it was bought by professor David Thomson and his wife Teresa in 2007.
Work to restore the distillery got underway in June 2011 and it is due to reopen early next year.
The couple plan to produce a single malt at the distillery and expect to employ up to 20 full and part-time staff across the distillery and visitor attractions, which will include tutored tastings, a visitor centre, shop and café.
“I am thrilled to be working on a project that will mean single malt whisky will once again flow from Annandale,” said David Thomson.
“I’m proud to hail from this part of Scotland and it’s great to be contributing to tourism in this way.
“We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors when we open during Scotland’s Homecoming year.”