The proposed Holyrood Distillery and Visitor experience, which is currently under construction at the former Engine Shed building on St Leonard’s Lane, is due to open its doors to the public later this year.
The project reached an important milestone this week when the team behind it announced that they had installed their new stills on social media.
— Holyrood Distillery (@HolyroodWhisky) February 19, 2019
Posting on Twitter, they wrote: "BeSTILL our beating hearts! We are aWASH with joy and our SPIRITS are lifted now that these beauties are in place."
In a separate Facebook post they then added: "We’ll soon be able to start producing the spirit which we'll mature into Holyrood Whisky. Watch this space for more images of Holyrood Whisky in the making!"
A joint development by David Robertson, former Master Distiller for The Macallan, and Rob and Kelly Carpenter, founders of the Canadian branch of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, Holyrood Distillery will be Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery since Glen Sciennes closed in the 1920s.
Under the guidance of head distiller, Jack Mayo, the distillery aims to produce a range of single malts, gins, liqueurs and other spirits, with the team behind the project saying their progressive approach to playing with flavours, ingredients, distilling processes and maturation will set them apart from rival distilleries.