our story

For the first time since 1925, there's now a single malt whisky distillery in the centre of Edinburgh - that's us!

The brainchild of Canadians Rob & Kelly Carpenter, and Scot David Robertson, Holyrood Distillery is distinctively different. 

From the spirits we create to our unique visitor experience inside our 180 year old railway goods shed-turned-distillery, everything we do focuses on creating amazing flavours that delight taste buds. 

We believe that whisky and gin should be fun, so while we’re serious about making great tasting spirits, we’re not so serious about ourselves...

Visit us and experience a distillery unlike any other.


Our Distillery Tours

Whether you’re into gin or whisky - or like us, gin and whisky - there’s a tour for everyone at Holyrood. 

Select your experience and take a tour of flavour!

flavour matters


Find your flavour and pick up gin, whisky and liqueurs on our online shop. 

Drop by our distillery and you’ll also find a selection of spirit-related merchandise including glassware, clothing, books, prints, gifts and souvenirs.


Holyrood Distillery is in the centre of Edinburgh, just a 15 minute walk from the Royal Mile.

Book online and experience a distillery with a twist.