Thursday, July 18, 2019


The Edinburgh based Holyrood Distillery, has announced that it will be officially opening its doors on the 30th of July.

The distillery which will be the first to produce single malt whisky in the Scottish capital for nearly 100 years, has also announced that it is taking bookings for its tour experiences.

Holyrood Distillery Visitor Centre Staff: Rebecca Orr and Eoin O Murchu

The last operational single malt whisky distillery in the city; The Edinburgh Distillery (aka Glen Sciennes) closed in 1925.

The new distillery, which has already created 30 new jobs, which will produce single malt whisky alongside a range of gins and gin liqueurs.

Spirit production will be handled by Distillery Manager Jack Mayo, previously of The Glasgow Distillery, alongside distillers Ollie Salvesen and Elizabeth Machin. All three are graduates of Heriot-Watt University’s renowned Brewing and Distilling course.

Commenting on the news, Rob Carpenter, Holyrood Distillery’s Founder, said: “I’m thrilled to announce that we’ll open the doors to our distillery on Tuesday 30th July. It’s been an incredible journey to get to this point, and to be able to bring back single malt whisky back to the heart of Edinburgh for the first time in almost 100 years is a true privilege. A big thank you is also owed to our neighbours who have been patient with the build over the past year.”

Bookings for Holyrood’s daily distillery tours, all of which are said to focus on exploring flavour, are now available via:

Posted by Steve Rush