New blender keen to expand

Edinburgh Whisky ready to launch new offerings

Edinburgh Whisky

Scotland’s newest independent blender and whisky merchant, Edinburgh Whisky, is already planning new single cask offerings just weeks after the company launched.

The additions, like those are already in the shops, will be be named after landmarks in Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns.

Gordon Watt and Gregor Mathieson, with 40 years’ industry experience between them, set up the company in August after spotting a gap in the market for high-end whiskies for tourists and locals.

Mr Watt said: “We’ve been extremely encouraged by the response following our launch, with our whisky already available from a number of our target stockists; so it goes without saying that we’re looking forward to bringing new products to market later this year to build on the current momentum.”

A funding deal was conducted by Jill Jardine, relationship manager at Clydesdale Bank.

“The funding from Clydesdale Bank has come at just the right time, and has allowed us to invest further in the company to help build a solid base from which to grow,” said Mr Watt.

“Whisky is already Scotland’s number one export and we have ambitious plans to tap into the global market through our long term focus on overseas markets.”

Stephen Buchan, head of Clydesdale Bank’s business and private banking centre in Edinburgh said: “Edinburgh Whisky is an exciting new company in Scotland’s dynamic food and drink market.

“The move that Gordon and his business have made gives them a secure base which will provide a platform for further growth.”

Photo (l-r): Gordon Watt (Edinburgh Whisky), Jill Jardine (Clydesdale Bank), Gregor Mathieson (Edinburgh Whisky)

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