Spud to spirit experience


The doors have opened at a new visitor experience in what’s said to be Scotland’s first potato vodka distillery.

Ogilvy Vodka, which has been produced since 2014, is owned by Graeme Jarron and wife Caroline (pictured), who opened the £150,000 visitor centre on the Hatton of Ogilvy farm on the outskirts of Dundee, where the potatoes for the vodka are grown, last month and expect to welcome over 3000 visitors in the facility’s first year.

Tours run from Friday to Sunday and will take in both the working potato farm and vodka distillery.

Beginning on a vintage tractor and trailer around the farm, visitors will then be taken on a walkthrough of the distilling process before tasting the vodka.

Graeme said: “Since Ogilvy Vodka was launched, we’ve dreamt of expanding our offering to take visitors behind the scenes and follow the journey of the humble spud from field to bottle.

“As well as being the first vodka visitor attraction of our kind in Scotland, we’re also excited to offer spirits lovers something a little different – we’re not your conventional distillery experience, that’s for sure.”