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”
Anon

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 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


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 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.