The WSTA has the largest and broadest membership base of any trade association in our sector; multi-channel, multi-category, national and international, start-ups through to global brands, the full length of the supply chain.
We therefore have a better understanding and are able to represent more of the industry.
Summerhall Distillery (Pickerings Gin)
In the thriving Summerhall Arts Venue (formerly Edinburgh University’s Royal Dick Veterinary School), on the edge of the Meadows, lies Summerhall Distillery, home of Pickering’s Gin. Summerhall Distillery was started in 2013 by business partners Matt Gammell and Marcus Pickering, releasing the first batch of their award-winning Pickering’s Gin in March 2014. Being hand-crafted is key, in fact, almost everything about the operation is done by hand with every bottle lovingly corked and wax-dipped individually. Their Pickering’s 1947 was awarded Best British Gin at the Great British Food Awards and Best British Spirit at the China World Spirits Awards. As well as their Bombay-inspired Pickering’s core range, Summerhall Distillery produce a number of bespoke products including the Official Gin of the Royal Yacht Britannia, One Square Gin for the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh and an annual Limited Edition as the Official Gin of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.