The Great Gin Boom shows little sign of slowing down and one of Scotland's most popular gin brands is surfing the success by investing in a new multi-million pound distillery.
Since launching in 2010, Edinburgh Gin has become one of the most valuable new wave gins to have come out of Scotland.
Its owners, Ian Macleod Distillers, aim to build on that success with new, three floor premises on East Market Street.
First-stage plans include a glass-fronted entrance providing a street-side view of the state-of-the-art stills; a rooftop terrace featuring Edinburgh Gin botanicals and private gin tasting rooms.
The new distillery will take visitors through the history of gin-making alongside a sensory immersion into flavour, botanicals and distilling. Visitors will also have the chance to make their own gin as part of the Edinburgh Gin experience.
The new premises hope to welcome over 100,000 visitors through its doors each year.
200% increase in capacity
In line with continued demand, the expansion will also see Edinburgh Gin increase production capacity by over 200%.
Neil Mowat, UK Marketing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers, said:
'This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the evolution of Edinburgh Gin. As the "No.1 super premium gin brand in the UK", Edinburgh Gin is in high demand and this investment is our commitment to continued innovation and growth.
'Working with local businesses including Staran Architects and Contagious, we are confident this will be a stunning distillery that offers a gin experience quite unlike any other.'
The existing Edinburgh Gin Visitor Centre and Distillery is currently located at the West End and is ranked among the capital’s leading 5-star visitor attractions.
Edinburgh Gin opened their second distillery at the Biscuit Factory in Leith in 2016.
The planning process is now underway and further announcements and updates will be released over the coming months as the project progresses.
Innis & Gunn plan new Edinburgh brewery
The Edinburgh Gin news follows hot on the heels of Innis & Gunn announcing that they are to build a new craft brewery in Edinburgh, the first major brewery to open in Scotland's capital in 150 years.
While a location and opening date have yet to be released, Founder and Master Brewer, Dougal Gunn Sharp has said that the new facility will have a taproom and tour facilities.
If you can't wait to get your hands on some of their beers - not to mention their beer-friendly food - then you can use 5pm to book into the Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen bars in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.