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A little intro to the people making this happen. 


THE FOUNDERS

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. 

Our 5 year (and counting) journey to build this distillery began on a sofa, as two whisky fans who dreamt of making their own single malt. We've got this far thanks to the generosity and passion of scores whisky industry veterans, visionary investors and highly supportive colleagues, friends and family. 

 
 

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.

 
 
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THE ARCHITECTS

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. 

 
 

THE BUILDERS

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. 

 
 

THE JOBS

There's no more room in our shed right now, but email hello@leithdistillery.com to be updated with future opportunities. 

 

 
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