Based in Scotland’s capital city, we are ever-inspired by its gin-making heritage, and of its position as a global light; a home to scientists, artists, philosophers and inventors.
Edinburgh Gin is an artful distillation, capturing the spirit of these luminaries while respecting and paying tribute to our unique sense of place; inspiring us to create a world-class portfolio of gins and liqueurs.
As a small-batch distiller, we produce a dynamic range of gins for every occasion, and we’re dedicated to guiding peoples’ discovery of the modern-day gin experience. Every bottle of Edinburgh Gin is produced at our West End and Leith distilleries.
The city of Edinburgh and port of Leith have had an illustrious history of producing, importing and exporting gin that dates back to the first gin ‘craze’ of the 1700s.
Dutch Genever flowed through Leith via The Netherlands, as well as luxury spices and ingredients, so it’s no surprise that Edinburgh soon had a taste for juniper-based spirit.
By 1777, alongside eight legitimate distilleries, there were almost 400 unregistered stills across the capital as the ‘gin craze’ took off.
In the early 1800s, Scotsman Robert Stein developed the forerunner to Coffey’s now-famed column stills, allowing continuous production. This allowed distillers to move away from traditional pot stills and produce spirit more efficiently.
Scottish distillers were soon exporting neutral grain spirit to London via Leith – and the modern London Dry style gin as we know it today was born. It’s this spirit of invention and innovation that guides what we do today, in our modern distilleries in the Scottish capital.