New whisky producer for city

Holyrood doubles size of team ahead of July opening

Holyrood Distillery team

Distillery team ready for big day


Holyrood Distillery and visitor experience in Edinburgh has doubled the size of its team ahead of its opening in July.

After its first year of operation, the distillery expects to have in the region of 35 full-time employees.

Elizabeth Machin is the latest addition to the distilling team. She recently graduated with an MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University, following in the footsteps of fellow Heriot-Watt alumni Jack Mayo, head distiller. 

Debs Newman, the distillery’s visitor experience director, who was previously at the V&A in Dundee, will now be supported by Holly Aynsley as visitor perations and events manager; Jen Wallace as retail and admissions manager; and Liam Robertson as tourism business development manager. In addition, Ian Gemmell is finance Manager.

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