Edinburgh Gin unveils plans for multi-million-pound Old Town distillery

Spirits brand Edinburgh Gin has announced plans to invest in a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh city centre.

The development includes acquisition of large-scale premises on East Market Street, in the heart of the city’s historic ‘Old Town’.

Edinburgh Gin unveils plans for multi-million-pound Old Town distillery

Edinburgh Gin said the new distillery will invite visitors to embark on a journey through the history of gin-making alongside a sensory immersion into flavour, botanicals and distilling. Visitors will also have the chance to make their own gin.

The new premises will enable Edinburgh Gin to welcome over 100,000 visitors through its doors each year.

First-stage plans for the three floor premises (total area is 1,357m2) include a glass-fronted entrance providing a street-side view of the state-of-the-art stills, a stunning rooftop terrace featuring Edinburgh Gin botanicals and private gin tasting rooms.

Neil Mowat, UK marketing director of Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the evolution of Edinburgh Gin. As the ‘No.1 super premium gin brand in the UK’, Edinburgh Gin is in high demand and this investment is our commitment to continued innovation and growth.

“Working with local businesses including Staran Architects and Contagious, we are confident this will be a stunning distillery that offers a gin experience quite unlike any other.”

The planning process is now underway and further announcements and updates will be released over the coming months as the project progresses.

Staran Architects and Contagious are leading the design of the new premises with input from various specialist designers including Rankin Fraser, Rybka and Etive Consulting. Axiom Project Services is providing project management and quantity surveying services for the development.

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