29 September 2019 (10:00 - 16:00)
A category C-Listed late Victorian, red brick, five storey (50,000 square foot) purpose-built whisky warehouse. Abbot’s Choice Scotch Whisky was produced here, and the building retains almost all of its original features. Acquired by Georgian Antiques over 30 years ago.
Abbots Choice Whisky was established in Leith in 1863 and exported its whiskies to European markets and Latin America. This bond building also has original features of signage including ‘Customs and Excise’ to the door.
Our antiques range also includes exhibition quality Scottish cabinetmaking and pieces from around the world – including Chinese furniture, Japanese cabinets and European mirrors.
French polishers and cabinet makers will be in their workshops repairing and polishing antiques. Members of the public will be able to talk to them and observe them at their work.
Self-guided tours with information sheets and a guide in each room.
16-minute film “Living in a Grand Design” dramatises a ‘Day in the Life’ of those who lived in the house in the late 18th – early 19th century
Activity room with replica costumes (for all ages), quill pens, handling objects, and colouring in.
No need to book, but visitors may have to wait if the house is busy.