We are Patrick & Ian and we grew up together in Edinburgh. Many years ago we shared a flat in London and began to develop a mutual passion for whisky. Ian became a wine merchant, Paddy became an accountant, but all the while we were developing plans to build a distillery in our home town.
With lots of help from a lot of people, lots of false starts, and lots and lots of meetings, those plans are now becoming a reality.
THE GIN DISTILLER
James Porteous studied his craft at the Heriot Watt’s world leading International Centre for Brewing and Distilling where he graduated top of his year, winning the Brewer's Company Award and the Allied Brewery Traders Association Prize, and then going on to win the Watt Club postgraduate medal. He went on to found the Electric Spirit Company where his incredible Achroous Gin caught our attention. We‘re very excited to have him on our team.
Picking the right people to design our building was one of the biggest decisions we faced. Then we met a man called Stefano Faiella who seemed to be as passionate about our project as we were.
Threesixty Architecture have been given an ambitious design brief. We want our building to do a lot of things, and we want it to be beautiful. Stefano, Rolf, Neal and Grace are currently hard at work to make that happen.
It's slightly unusual to have builders involved at this stage of a project, but Colorado Group engaged with our vision from the very beginning, helping us to figure out the challenges ahead. Having already constructed Glen Turner, Isle of Harris, InchDairnie and Kingsbarns distilleries, they bring invaluable experience to our plans.