For the first time since 1925, there’s a single malt distillery in the centre of Edinburgh. Holyrood Distillery opened its doors to the public in July 2019 and it is also offering the opportunity to own a bespoke single cask tailored to suit your taste and flavour preferences, from only 100 being made available.

Holyrood Distillery sits in a 180-year old building next to Holyrood Park, formerly the goods shed for St Leonards railway station, and within easy walking distance of Edinburgh’s main attractions. 

The £6.7 million distillery has a colourful visitor centre with a full sensory experience for anyone interested to find out more about the spirit being produced there.

The Holyrood Cask Program is a limited opportunity and it allows those interested to draw on the creativity and experience of their expert distillers Dr Jack Mayo (Head Distiller ex-Glasgow Distillery) and David Robertson (25 years experience in the industry including Edrington, Diageo, Whyte & Mackay) to help you develop your very own bespoke whisky.

Their approach is bespoke to each individual and it all comes down to flavour. That’s why their unique cask ownership offer lets you decide what your whisky tastes like.

“Its been interesting for me getting the opportunity to resurrect single malt whisky distilling in the city,” David Robertson

“In Glasgow and other places like the United States, urban distilleries are the norm, and they were the norm in Scotland until the early 1900s, so for us to bring a craft distillery back to the city centre, I think it’s quite cool that as everyone over time has moved out, we’re trying to keep it in.”

As one of only 100 casks available from the first single malt distillery in Edinburgh for almost 100 years, your customised cask of whisky will be part of history…

For reference – Inside the Cask blog post ‘How and Where to Buy a Cask of Scotch Whisky’

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