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'Port of Leith Distillery' £12 million vertical distillery

Work continues on a new £12 million scotch whisky distillery, set to become a tourist landmark in Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.

An artists impression of the new Port of Leith Distillery next to Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, with the Royal Yacht Britannia visible nearby.
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The Port of Leith Distillery will rise 40 metres above the quayside, a stone’s throw from the Royal Yacht Britannia. You can see the location in the below 360 photo:

The distillery – currently due to open in 2022 – will feature a top floor double-height whisky bar, with views to Edinburgh Castle, two copper stills, and the capacity to produce up to 1 million bottles of single malt per annum.


On a recent visit to Ocean Terminal, I was able to see the steel structure taking shape, with some key items of newly installed production equipment visible, including the mash tun and 7 washbacks.

The steel frame of the 5 distillery floors is complete, and progress continues to have the distillery ready for its projected opening in 2022.

Find out more about The Port of Leith Distillery over on their website, or have a look at the video below:

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