East Lothian gin distiller cheers plans for new site

NB Distillery boss Viv Muir said the expansion comes amid 'overwhelming demand' for its gin. Picture: Jon Savage
NB Distillery boss Viv Muir said the expansion comes amid 'overwhelming demand' for its gin. Picture: Jon Savage
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NB Distillery, the North Berwick-based venture launched in 2014 by husband and wife Steve and Viv Muir, is to build a new distillery in East Lothian.

The development, which has been given council approval, will allow the craft distiller to expand its gin and vodka production to a 24-hour operation amid “overwhelming demand” from the UK and global markets.

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NB is the latest in a string of smaller-sized Scottish drinks firms to unveil plans for new distilleries and breweries as the market for craft spirits and beers booms.

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The fledgling East Lothian distiller also plans to offer enthusiasts “luxury tours” of the new site, which will include canapes served by award-winning North Berwick chef JP MacLachlan.

Boss Viv Muir said: “We have an overwhelming demand for our product worldwide which is necessitating major expansion. When visitors come to the new distillery, we want it to feel like you’re coming for a drink and food at our home.”

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