Edinburgh Gin unveils plans to expand city distillery

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Edinburgh Gin has announced its 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’.

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

Plans for the three-floor premises include a glass-fronted entrance, providing a street-side view of the state-of-the-art stills, a rooftop terrace featuring Edinburgh Gin botanicals, as well as private gin tasting rooms.

The expansion will see Edinburgh Gin increase production capacity by over 200% in line with continued demand.

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.”

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.

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

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