£7m distillery to open in Leith next year

Published: 23 May 2018

John Crabbie & Co is to build a new single malt whisky distillery in Leith, Edinburgh, reviving one of the most famous brand names in Scotch whisky.

Crabbie parent company, Halewood Wines & Spirits plans to invest over £7m in a new Scotch Whisky distillery in Leith the original home of the Crabbie brand, established in 1801.

With the growing popularity of Scotch whisky around the world the time is right to rediscover the Crabbie whisky brand and to put Edinburgh firmly back on the Scotch whisky map.

David Brown, Managing Director, John Crabbie and Co

 

Expected to open in early 2019, the distillery will be on Graham St, very close to John Crabbie’s original premises at Yardheads, Great Junction Street and this will be the first single malt distillery to open in the city for over 100 years, bringing significant investment and employment to the area.

For more than two centuries the Crabbie name has been a much loved and enduring Edinburgh drinks brand. Most recently it has been associated with Crabbie’s green ginger wine and for a range of popular ginger beers, but the real history of the Crabbie name lies in Scotch whisky...

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