Diageo, has announced the opening of a new multi-million pound visitor attraction at its Glenkinchie Distillery, as part of a £185 million investment in Scotch whisky experiences.
The revamped visitor attraction at the East Lothian based single malt distillery, is centred around a carefully curated landscaped garden, which is said to reflect the local rural environment, and includes an immersive guest experience in the distillery’s traditional Victorian red brick warehouses.
|Glenkinchie Distillery launches new multi-million pound visitor attraction|
The Glenkinchie Distillery, will be the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker, the first of four corner distilleries around Scotland, that will form a network of visitor experiences linked to the new global centrepiece Johnnie Walker Princes Street attraction in Edinburgh, which is due to open next year.
Commenting on the news, Barbara Smith, Managing Director of Brand Homes for Diageo in Scotland, said: “The opening of the wonderful new visitor experience and garden at Glenkinchie is the first step in our long-term £185million investment in whisky tourism in Scotland. We are acutely aware of the difficult times many people are going through, particularly our colleagues in the tourism and hospitality sector across Scotland. We know there’s a long way to go and a lot of uncertainty ahead. Still, we believe in the resilience of our business and our communities, and we will be doing all we can through our investment to sow the seeds of recovery and future growth.”
Subject to COVID-19 guidance, Glenkinchie will open to the public on October 29th. Tours can be booked via: www.glenkinchiedistillery.com
Posted by Steve Rush