Glenkinchie, lovingly known as The Garden Distillery, is the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker and was the first brand home in the Johnnie Walker ‘Four Corners’ series to reopen in October 2020. Our brief predominately focused on the conversion of a redundant Maturation Warehouse into a new visitor experience and Brand Home. This project is part of a much larger £185m investment by Diageo in the Scottish Whisky industry.
The completed project offers a world class immersive visitor experience whilst maintaining a strong link with the local community.
Project Manager: Blyth & Blyth
Brand Designers: BRC Imagination Arts
Location: Pencaitland, East Lothian
Photography: Keith Hunter / Zac and Zac
Awards: Scottish Design Awards 2021: Building Re-Use – Winner
EAA Awards 2021: Regeneration / Conservation Award – Commendation
AJ Retrofit Awards 2022: Listed Buildings (£5m & over) – Shortlisted
RIAS/RIBA Awards 2022 – Shortlisted
Project website: https://michaellaird.co.uk/projects/glenkinchie-distillery/