Holyrood Distillery, which opened at the end of July, has distilled the first single malt whisky in Edinburgh since 1925.

The moment the first single malt whisky was distilled in Edinburgh in almost 100 years

It was a historic day for Scottish whisky enthusiasts on Friday when the newly opened Holyrood Distillery distilled the first single malt whisky in the heart of Edinburgh in almost 100 years.

Holyrood Distillery located in the St Leonards area of the city is the first operational single malt distillery in central Edinburgh since 1925 when The Edinburgh Distillery, also known as Glen Sciennes, closed.

Distillers Elizabeth Machin, Ollie Salvesen, and Elliot Rogerson were present at the time that the spirit began to run.

1. The team of distillers

Distillers Elizabeth Machin, Ollie Salvesen, and Elliot Rogerson were present at the time that the spirit began to run.
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Distillery co-founder, David Robertson said:  In the last 12 months weve been doing the rebuilding of the distillery building, getting together the team and in the last week weve been doing first mashes, first fermentation and first wash distillations and were now doing our first spirit distillation."

2. The journey to distilling

Distillery co-founder, David Robertson said: In the last 12 months weve been doing the rebuilding of the distillery building, getting together the team and in the last week weve been doing first mashes, first fermentation and first wash distillations and were now doing our first spirit distillation."
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Founder Rob Carpenter came up with the idea for opening the distillery after falling in love with whisky and Edinburgh while studying for a Masters degree in Law at the University of Edinburgh in 2004.

3. A new and creative distillery

Founder Rob Carpenter came up with the idea for opening the distillery after falling in love with whisky and Edinburgh while studying for a Masters degree in Law at the University of Edinburgh in 2004.
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Each still will make approximately 1500 - 2000 bottles of single malt whisky

4. The volume of the stills

Each still will make approximately 1500 - 2000 bottles of single malt whisky
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