Ian Macleod Distillers
Ian Macleod Distillers bought Spencerfield Spirit Co Ltd in 2016. The company was founded in 2005 by Alex and Jane Nicol working from the loft above the garage and stables at Spencerfield their home in Fife.
Alex has much knowledge of spirits marketing and brand development having worked in the industry for 30 years with Long John, Beefeater, Glenmorangie until in 2005 he decided to leave his position of CEO at Whyte and Mackay and return to his marketing roots.
Alex bought Sheep Dip and Pigs Nose whisky brands and they were redeveloped and re-launched worldwide. Since the inception of the company the plan was always to produce a gin made to a recipe Alex uncovered in Leith when working for Glenmorangie and in 2010 Edinburgh Gin was launched.
In June 2014 they will establish their two Edinburgh Gin stills and visitor experience (…and a bar of course), in central Edinburgh working in partnership with Heriot Way Dept of Brewing and Distilling to establish a centre of gin excellence and innovation in Edinburgh. This will enable them to produce historical authentic gins and develop new products.