Johnnie Walker to launch huge food and drink destination in Edinburgh

By James McAllister

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Johnnie Walker to launch huge food and drink destination in Edinburgh Diageo

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Johnnie Walker is to open a huge, multifaceted food and drink destination on Princes Street in Edinburgh next month.

The 71,500sq ft space will open on 6 September and will 'takes visitors on an immersive journey' through the 200-year history of the famed whisky brand. 

As part of the experience, guests will be able to drink and dine at the various bars and restaurants including the 1820 rooftop terrace that will offer views across the city and of Edinburgh Castle

The dining offer will focus on locally-sourced Scottish cuisine and whisky dinners conceived by culinary artists and whiskey masters.

Guests will also be able to embark on an immersive tour that includes the opportunity to discover the stories behind Scotland’s favourite whisky brands.

Johnnie Walker Princes Street stands at the heart of producer Diageo’s £185m investment in whisky tourism in Scotland and follows the opening of new experiences at the Glenkinchie, Clynelish and Cardhu distilleries, which represent the Lowland, Highland and Speyside whisky-making regions respectively. 

“Over the past year we have faced unprecedented challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic but now we can finally start the countdown to the opening of Johnnie Walker Princes Street," says Barbara Smith, managing director of Diageo’s Scotland Brand Homes.

“We have built an incredibly talented and diverse team who will bring the Johnnie Walker story to life, creating a world-class experience for our guests.

“Johnnie Walker Princes Street will offer something unlike any other visitor experience in Scotland. It will be a venue for everyone, whether that’s visitors to Scotland or local people in Edinburgh, Scotch whisky lovers or those savouring Scotch whisky for the first time. We can’t wait for you to join us.”

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