The result of a multi-million-pound investment, The Bonnington Distillery was commissioned in 2019 and began production in March 2020, with an estimated 2200 casks per year. It is the first single malt distillery in Leith, Edinburgh, for nearly 100 years.
To say the water we use in the distillation process is locally sourced would be something of an understatement. It is drawn from an ancient aquifer located 147m below the distillery.
This state-of-the-art distillery has unique Twin-Linked Receivers, which means the distillers can create two different spirit types from the same distillation. In addition, the two enormous 30-tonne grain silos mean we can use two tonnes of malted barley per mash. There is a single 2.5-tonne mash tun and six 10,000 litre fermentation vessels inside which the wort is fermented for at least 48 hours. We also have two bespoke-made squat-neck stills which are made by Speyside Copper Works.
Our Bonnington Distillery is managed by our young and innovative team of distillers led by the incredibly talented Dr Kirstie McCallum and distillery manager Jamie Lockhart. Together they bring a blend of unique skills and true passion for distilling to this exciting Bonnington location.