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.


flavour matters

OWn a cask of whisky

Create your own bespoke whisky with our Custom Cask Programme.

With a limited run of casks, we’re offering the widest breadth of flavour of any distillery in the country, as well as a unique fully customisable option. 

Take the reins and create a unique whisky tailored exactly to your flavour preference.  

Courtyard Bar

Alongside Innis & Gunn, we’ve transformed the courtyard of our Distillery into an amazing outdoor bar full of flavour focused drink with plentiful seating. 

Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm

Our shop will be open during these hours too!

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.

Our Distillery Tours

From Saturday 5th September 2020 we will be opening our visitor centre for pre-booked, appointment-only experiences of the Distillery (Thursday-Sunday from midday). These experiences are restricted to a maximum of 8 people, from the same household/social bubble. 

We cannot accept walk-up visitors for tours, so to avoid disappointment get in touch with us to book a slot at least 7 days in advance

Please contact us on visit@holyrooddistillery.co.uk for further information and for booking.