Since 1801 the Crabbie name has associated with Edinburgh – most recently it has been connected with Crabbie’s, the number one selling alcoholic ginger beer, but the real history of the Crabbie name lies in Scotch whisky and now John Crabbie & Co has announced today that it plans to build a new single malt whisky distillery in Leith.
Crabbie parent company, Halewood Wines & Spirits has announced plans to invest more than £7m in the new Scotch whisky distillery in Leith which is expected to open in early 2019, this will be the first single malt distillery to open in the city for more than 100 years.
John Crabbie is also known for creating the North British grain distillery in Edinburgh which is still thriving today.
David Brown, managing director said, “We are delighted to announce our plans to invest in the creation of a new distillery in Leith. It’s particularly pleasing that it will bear the name of John Crabbie,
surely one of Edinburgh’s most legendary sons.
“The site we have chosen in Leith has historical links with Scotch whisky production and maturation dating back over 200 years and we hope it will contribute to the rising prosperity of the area with the creation of new jobs and through attracting additional visitors to the city. “
For more information, visit www.crabbiewhisky.com.