Holyrood Distillery wins Gin of the Year Award

Easton Capital backed, Holyrood Distillery, has been awarded Gin of the Year 2022 for their innovative Height of Arrows gin by the Whisky Exchange. Launched in 2021 the new gin triumphed over a strong shortlist and demonstrates Holyrood’s commitment to bringing a new style of gin to the market.

The name, “Height of Arrows”, comes from the Gaelic for a local Edinburgh hill and landmark. Selected by industry expects, the stripped back gin impressed with its purity and simplicity.

Holyrood Distillery is a modern distillery spanning twelve thousand square feet in the heart of Scotland’s capital city that produces an exceptionally flavoured single malt whisky alongside its award-winning gin.

In 2018 Holyrood Distillery completed a £5.8M equity fundraise to drive the creation of its new distillery, and in 2019 Holyrood began distilling the first single malt whisky in Edinburgh in almost 100 years.

“Juniper takes centre stage in this minimalist gin from Holyrood Distillery in Edinburgh. The sole botanical is distilled with salt and beeswax for a full-bodied spirit with great depth and complexity. An exciting direction for gin.”

The Whisky Exchange

“I am delighted that Height of Arrows has been named Whisky Exchange’s Gin of the Year. To have Holyrood’s gin thinking acknowledged in this way by folk that we have great respect for has really empowered my young distilling team and this really is Christmas come early. Our heartfelt thanks to Dawn Davies and the team at Whisky Exchange.

In Height of Arrows, we have made a gin that is distilled from our DNA as whisky makers. In whisky making we work with simplicity. Barley, water and yeast. We’ve taken this same mind set to Height of Arrows and created a complex gin born from juniper alone taking centre stage. Our hope is that gin fans will be thrilled to explore a new direction in modern gin; one that elevates today’s gin drinking experience.”

Nick Ravenhall

Managing Director at Holyrood Distillery