Artists’ impression of the proposed Edinburgh Gin Distillery at East Market Street, New Waverley, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Gin has revealed plans for a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which will increase the company’s gin production capacity by approximately 200%.
The 1,357 square-metre facility will also serve as a visitor centre, allowing consumers to witness gin production, learn about the history of gin production and have the opportunity to create their own gins.
Edinburgh Gin estimates that the new facility will enable the company to accommodate around 100,000 visitors every year.
The planning process for the new facility is now underway, and the first stage plans for the facility include a glass-fronted entrance providing a street-side view of the facility’s ‘state-of-the-art’ stills, a rooftop terrace and private gin tasting rooms.
According to the company, the new facility will enable Edinburgh Gin to meet the increased consumer demand for gin products. According to figures provided by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, gin is out-performing all other spirits in the UK in terms of sales growth, accounting for 68% of value growth in the UK’s spirits sector.
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.”
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