Welcome to
The North British Distillery Company

One of Scotland's oldest and largest Scotch grain whisky producers.

The North British Distillery was established in 1885 and has been trading in Edinburgh since 1887.

We are a distillation and maturation business selling grain spirit – the base for blended whisky – and its by-products.

Significant quantities of North British grain whisky are included in many well-known blended brands. The production of grain spirit also creates valuable by-products which are sold on to other sectors.

North British is a modern company founded on traditional values.

There are exciting career opportunities for people from a whole range of backgrounds, from production, warehousing and engineering to finance and logistics.

Capacity to produce over


Million litres of alcohol per year


North British selects two local charities to support and employees are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities. Our chosen charities this year are Big Hearts and Team Jak.

Big Hearts

Big Hearts is an independent charity, working to improve the lives of people at higher risk of social isolation across our communities, with a focus on South West Edinburgh.

Team Jak

Team Jak, based near our Muirhall site, provides practical, social and emotional support to children and young people with cancer and related illnesses, their families, friends and the bereaved.