The Project

With the opportunity to bring single malt distilling back to Edinburgh after almost 100 years, we will do so with FLAVOUR at the forefront. Unconstrained by heritage, category and tradition, we will be a distinctively different
spirits company.

Our focus will be on experimentation alongside a commitment to produce high-quality, full-flavoured spirits for anyone with an open mind and an
open mouth.

Situated next to Holyrood Park, our city-centre distillery is located right in the heart of Edinburgh’s distilling history – on St. Leonard’s Lane. The 180 year old Engine Shed building – steeped in railway history – will be thoughtfully renovated to suit our distilling needs, while making room for the visitors we look forward to welcoming. Our visitor centre will be unique:  a hands-on, sensory, educational experience that will enlighten and delight people as they explore the world of flavour while touring a working distillery.

Holyrood Distillery’s home is a B-listed building which was built in 1835 as part of the Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway (E&DR). The E&DR was known as “The Innocent Railway” and much of the original right-of-way still exists as a bike and pedestrian path, including an atmospheric 1/3-mile tunnel under Holyrood Park. The E&DR pre-dated steam locomotives and the carriages were initially pulled by horses until they reached an incline after the tunnel. Our building, the Engine Shed, housed the two 25 horse power steam engines used to pull the carriages the rest of the way up the incline.

Edinburgh’s 1st Single Malt Whisky Distillery for 90 years Completes £5.8 million Fundraise

13th April 2018

Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery for 90 years has successfully completed a £5.8 million funding drive ...

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