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 three local charities to support and employees are encouraged to participate in fundraising activities. Our chosen charities our Big Hearts, Scottish Autism and Four Square.

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.

Scottish Autism

Scottish Autism exists to help autistic people lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and be recognised as valued members of the community they live in. Scottish Autism provides services and support for children and adults including education, day and vocational opportunities, residential, practical living support, outreach, respite and transition services. It also provides the only autism-specific Advice Line in Scotland, and online support and post-diagnostic services.

Four Square

Four Square provides beautiful accommodation, person-centred support, and work and learning opportunities to help people avoid becoming homeless, move on from homelessness, and to prevent them facing homelessness again. They work across Edinburgh supporting 1,000 people each year and employing 90 staff with their social enterprises being the Edinburgh Furniture Initiative on Gorgie Road and Saughton Park Café (opening Autumn 2023).