The first of Johnnie Walker’s four corner distilleries will reopen this week in East Lothian after a major regeneration which is part of a £185million investment in Scotch whisky experiences by Scotland’s leading distiller Diageo.
Glenkinchie Distillery, the lowland home of Johnnie Walker in East Lothian, is in an area famed as the garden of Scotland for its quality food and drink produce.
1. Unique Striding Man statue
Each Johnnie Walker site hosts its own unique Striding Man statue. The one at the entrance of Glenkinchie features historic distillery dog, Bruce. Photo: Mike Wilkinson
2. Two years in the making
The visitor attraction, which has been having an ongoing revamp for the past two years, is centred around a beautifully landscaped garden carefully curated to reflect the stunning local rural environment – and an extraordinary immersive guest experience in the distillery’s traditional Victorian red brick warehouses. Photo: Contributed
3. Located in the peaceful Garden of Scotland
Barbara Smith, Managing Director, Brand Homes for Diageo in Scotland marks the official opening of Glenkinchie Distiller visitor experience and garden near Edinburgh by planting a ceremonial tree. Photo: Mike Wilkinson
4. Natural wonders of the land showcased in bright new space
The newly revamped premise combines the distillery’s history with modern flair. Old barrels can be seen marking the distillery's history atop a modern open plan shop and entrance area, which brings Scotland's garden indoors with a towering real tree and border of plants. Photo: Till Britze