This farm makes its own potato vodka…and it’s about to open its doors to Dundee tourists
An Angus farm which makes its own potato vodka is opening its door to Dundee tourists.
Hatton of Ogilvy Farm, near Glamis, is run by Graeme and Caroline Jarron.
The Jarrons have farmed the land at Hatton of Ogilvy since 1910 and Graeme is a fourth generation farmer.
In 2014, the family diversified their business and began producing Scotland’s first ever potato vodka.
They use Maris Piper tatties to make the spirit through a process of mincing, fermentation, distilling and filtering.
Thousands of bottles of the award-winning vodka are produced at the site every year.
Now, following an investment of £150,000 and support from the Angus Leader Local Action Group, the Jarrons will open up a farm steading as a “field to bottle” visitor centre in October.
Visitors will be shown round the Ogilvy Vodka farm and distilling process on a tractor and trailer, before completing their visit in a tasting room.
The Jarrons say they are opening up their doors in response to a demand for farm tours and an upsurge in visitors to the area due to the nearby V&A museum in Dundee, which is due to open in a matter of weeks.
They hope the tours will teach future generations about rural life.
Ogilvy vodka can be found at independent bottle shops, farm shops and delis throughout the UK.