November: in an interview in Walter Schoberts “Whisky Watch No. 22” Mark French emphasizes that he firmly believes that the distillery will be built after two failed attempts in 2004. The newly formed team now includes Anthony Wills and him, whisky scientist James Swan and whisky expert and author Charles MacLean. Sir John MacTaggart, who was already involved with Bruichladdich, could be won as a partner. The money has now been collected and an annual production of 40,000 litres is planned.