About City of Aberdeen Distillery
The idea for the City of Aberdeen Distillery goes back to 2013 when friends Alan Milne and Dan Barnett got chatting about beer and spirits. The friends, who both had a shared love of wine, beer, gin and spirits and met through the Aberdeen University Wine Society, felt it was about time Aberdeen had a distillery to call its own. A place that could produce gin and spirits that were influenced by the local area; include Aberdeen’s heritage and history but with a sprinkling of fun, humour and of course Doric, the local dialect. Based in a former store house in an arch under Aberdeen’s main railway line, Alan and Dan took the empty space and have fitted it out to accommodate both the distillery and gin school. One of the distillery’s mantras is “Made for Aberdeen, by Aberdeen”; The City of Aberdeen Distillery is proud to be reviving Aberdeen’s lost distilling heritage.