THE HOUSE OF BOTANICALS
Since our inception in 2009 our business ideology has been built around the belief of reinvesting profit, to focus on organic growth, and nurture and develop business relationships with consumers, bartenders, bars, retailers and distributors alike. These formative years of Dr. Adam Elmegirab's were always geared towards the day the company would move into its own dedicated production facility, a goal we successfully achieved on October 18th 2016 when we obtained the keys to our new home, the only one of its kind found within the city limits of Aberdeen and unlike anything else in the UK.
Situated underneath the city's railway line and next door to its largest shopping centre Union Square, the railway arches on Palmerston Road were built in 1867 and have been home to numerous enterprises over the decades, today housing a collection of local businesses including a cafe, dance studio, clothing shop and now Dr. Adam Elmegirab's House of Botanicals, a 2500 square foot unit celebrating the storied history of the partnership between botanicals and alcohol. The city of Aberdeen has an illustrious past in the world of drinks with beer, whisky, rum and gin formerly at its forefront and we desire to tell that story, whilst adding to it with our own wares alongside the many beverage producers in operation today who are reviving Aberdeen's renown in the drink's industry, not just locally but around the world.
The House of Botanicals is divided up into various sections including...
Where the daily operations and logistics planning takes place, The Office at the House of Botanicals is where we formulate ideas, build business partnerships, oversee our global distribution, wholesale and retail network, and grow the Dr. Adam Elmegirab's brand worldwide. A dedicated meeting area is also in place.
A boardroom, presentation room and tasting room in the first instance, The Library at the House of Botanicals houses a private collection of drinks literature from days of lore, dating back to Jerry Thomas's 1862 Bon Vivant's Companion, right up to Dave Wondrich's 2007 modern classic Imbibe. Additionally it serves as a library for botanical based beverages with a collection of gins, bitters, fortified wines, amari, liqueurs, beers, and everything else in between, in residence.
The Library is an open space for bartenders to immerse themselves in all things botanical, to read, drink and learn in comfortable surroundings, while consumers will be welcomed to join Adam Elmegirab and friends from the drinks industry in a variety of tutored tasting sessions.
Our dedicated laboratory is being set-up in-house to enable us to carry out measurements, research, experimentation, and analysis in controlled conditions. The Lab will be responsible for maintaining the high standard and quality you come to expect from Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Bitters & Botanical Spirits.
THE PRODUCTION FLOOR
Whilst our beginnings commenced in the world of cocktail bitters, The Production Floor at the House of Botanicals is now a location for developing a range of botanical based beverages which stay true to the Dr. Adam Elmegirab's brand, background and story. Research & Development of many of these have been underway for a number of years ahead of the anticipated move into our larger premises so you should expect to see the first of these in the very near future.
As a small but growing brand which is not at the behest of marketing teams and shareholders, Dr. Adam Elmegirab's will continue to manufacture products to satisfy the demands of bartenders and drinks enthusiasts around the world. Beer collaborations, liqueurs, amari, fortified wine and more are all in our sights, and will soon be in your glasses...
The House of Botanicals
Arch 4, Palmerston Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 582992
Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm (Monday - Friday)
Please note: Production schedule and opening times will vary
For visiting hours please call the number above or get in touch with us using the following contact form