June 24, 2017

Ian Macleod Distillers toast to double distillery accolade

Family-owned business, Ian Macleod Distillers, is celebrating a double win after two of its distilleries have topped the list of the ‘Best Distilleries in Scotland’, as voted for by TripAdvisor users.

The recently acquired Edinburgh Gin Distillery was voted number one distillery attraction in Scotland, closely followed by picture-postcard, Glengoyne Distillery, based just outside of Glasgow.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel planning and booking site, has also awarded both distilleries a Certificate of Excellence for consistently achieving outstanding traveller reviews from around the world, which only ten per cent of businesses receive.

Neil Boyd, Commercial Director of Malts for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “There’s a lot of competition out there so we couldn’t be more thrilled at this result which once again reinforces Ian Macleod’s firm commitment to unrivalled visitor experiences and quality spirit production.”

Ian Macleod Distillers purchased Spencerfield Spirits including its flagship brand, Edinburgh Gin in September 2016 after a long-term distribution agreement, strengthening their spirits portfolio to reflect consumer demand. 

Mr Boyd continued: “Being at the forefront of the gin renaissance in the UK, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a hidden gem in the centre of Edinburgh and since the acquisition of the brand, as a company we have strived to continue to provide quality tours and experiences to educate visitors from all over the world about Scottish gin.

“At Glengoyne Distillery, tours have been created to help customers understand the complexity of single malt Scotch whisky and to share our guides’ expert knowledge. The Malt Master Tour at Glengoyne is the only tour of its kind in Scotland and allows vistors to create their very own single malt. What could be better?”

Both distilleries offer a range of tours from Gin Making Experiences and the Gin Connoisseur Tour at the Edinburgh Gin Distillery to Glengoyne’s Whisky and Chocolate Tour and No 1 Warehouse Tour, where you draw samples from bourbon barrels and first fill sherry casks to create your own signature Glengoyne bottling.

  • For more information on Ian Macleod Distillers and their portfolio, please visit www.ianmacleod.com.

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