13 Jun Holyrood distillery seeks £5.5m investment
Johnston Carmichael is leading the firm’s fundraising efforts, with the money set to go towards renovating the city’s 180-year-old Engine Shed building in St Leonard’s Lane into an 11,969 sq ft distillery and visitor centre.
The distillery is the brainchild of ex-Macallan master distiller David Robertson and Rob and Kelly Carpenter, who founded the Canadian branch of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS).
Holyrood was granted planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council last year, with distilling forecast to begin in late 2018. The distillery will concentrate on producing a range of single malt whiskies, liqueurs and other spirits, and anticipates the first bottles of Holyrood whisky will be available to purchase by 2021.
The visitor centre, Holyrood’s ‘Home of Flavour’, will offer guests an immersive sensory and educational experience of the distillery when it opens next year, and wi
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