- Website ogilvyspirits.com
Graeme Jarron is the fourth generation of the family to run the 500-acre mixed farm near Glamis, but the first to use it to produce a world-class premium spirit. Ogilvy potato vodka was created in 2014 after Jarron wanted to use up the spuds the supermarkets didn't buy and he approached Heriot-Watt University's distilling centre in Edinburgh to see if vodka was feasible. With their assistance he set up the operation on the farm in purpose-built premises using his own Maris Pipers lifted metres from the still. It's a soil-to-bottle process that extends to feeding the waste from the mash to their cattle. Very much a family operation, the production is kept small scale and the focus is purely on a vodka that won top award ‘Gold Outstanding’ and the overall Vodka Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition less than a year after going to market.