Ogilvy Vodka – Scotland’s first potato vodka distillery has now opened its new £150K visitor centre.
Located 20 miles north of Dundee, Ogilvy Vodka promises an unforgettable ‘field to bottle’ experience that will take in the sights and sounds of both a working potato farm and working vodka distillery.
Tours start on vintage tractor and trailer, which showcase a behind the scenes look at potato farming.
Visitors are taken on an immersive, step-by-step walk-through of the distilling process and a guided tasting of the distillery’s award-winning single estate potato vodka in the attraction’s boutique tasting room.
Housed in a converted stone barn, the visitor centre is a bright, modern and welcoming space, featuring nods to the distillery’s zero waste ethos including ‘tattie box’ wall cladding and recycled Ogilvy Vodka bottles as eye-catching light fittings.
The visitor centre bottle shop features a range of Ogilvy Vodkas to take home and enjoy, alongside a range of other premium spirits, including gins and liqueurs.
Independently owned and run by husband-and-wife team, Graeme and Caroline Jarron, Ogilvy Vodka has been distilling at the couple’s Angus farm since 2014.
Born out of a desire to use ‘wonky potatoes’, Ogilvy Vodka now processes thousands of kilos of misshaped spuds that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Graeme Jarron hopes the visitor experience will become a must-visit for spirits lovers:
“Since Ogilvy Vodka was launched, we’ve dreamt of expanding our offering to take visitors behind the scenes and follow the journey of the humble spud from field to bottle.
“As well as being the first vodka visitor attraction of our kind in Scotland, we’re also excited to offer spirits lovers something a little bit different – we’re not your conventional distillery experience, that’s for sure!
“With the launch of the V&A in Dundee and around 100,000 people visiting our neighbour, Glamis Castle, each year, we can’t wait to open our doors and join a growing number of extraordinary attractions that make Angus such a brilliant place to visit.”