Producers of Premium Craft Spirits

The brief we set ourselves for our first product was to produce a modern yet classic gin – a smooth, sophisticated spirit that is equally at home served on its own, with tonic, or at the heart of a vibrant cocktail.

The result is a gin with top notes of juniper and bright citrus, balanced with a global blend of botanicals that reflect Dundee’s maritime history as one of the most well-connected sea ports in Great Britain, and combine to give a uniquely distinctive balance and flavour to our Verdant Dry Gin.

Why ‘Verdant’? Well, in one sense, the word conjures up an image of lush green plants and botanicals - the heart of a fine gin. But to those who know Dundee the word is also synonymous with its jute and weaving industry, encapsulating the spirit of the city and a flourishing gin business within it. Our logo depicts the memorial on top of the extinct volcano around which Dundee has grown, and has become a favourite spot to appreciate the views across the Tay and beyond.

Welcome to Dundee's First Distillery for Almost 200 Years

“Come in, come in, its nice to see you
Hows yoursel' you 're looking grand
Tak' a seat and ha' e a drammie”

Little did I know when I moved to Dundee that the man who once owned the house I bought, John Sharp, was the man that built the engine house of Edward Street Mill in 1895. Many years later, when I first set eyes on this little complex of buildings, and saw John Sharp's name at the top of the title deeds, I knew it would be the perfect home for Verdant Spirits. 

Now, after two and a half years of planning, building work, recipe development, packaging design and, oh, lots of red tape, I’m delighted to announce the launch of our first product - Verdant Dry Gin.

I very much hope you will enjoy it as much as we do, and will share our journey of producing a new range of craft spirits that build on the city’s rich industrial and international heritage.  Andrew Mackenzie - Founder and Managing Director