Spencerfield Spirit Company
Spencerfield was set up in 2005 when husband and wife team Alex Nicol and Jane Eastwood purchased the existing brands Sheep Dip and Pig’s Nose from former employer Whyte & Mackay. After a little tinkering with the packaging, they have taken the blends forward as individual but engaging and independent whiskies, and in 2010 added Edinburgh Gin to their range, creating a micro-distillery and visitors centre for it in central Edinburgh in 2014. As well as an online shop, the whiskies and gins are stocked extensively across the UK, and increasingly globally.
Reviews & features
How the Spencerfield Spirit Company started26 Jul 2012
The fast-growing company took a dynamic approach to getting their products noticed
How do you make a splash when you resign as CEO of a company that turns over hundreds of millions of pounds a year, taking two of their least marketed whisky brands with you?
Blend not bland: there's more to whisky than a single-malt1 May 2009
The relatively recent focus on single-malt whiskies all but smothered the art and craft involved in blending but, as Josie Butchart explains, there’s a new sophistication in the world of blended whisky.