Roof top bars at the Johnnie Walker Brand Home, Edinburgh

In one of the most globally anticipated announcements of 2021, Diageo opened the doors to the Johnnie Walker home in Edinburgh. Covering 71,500 square feet across eight floors, the new visitor centre leads guests on an immersive experience through the history of the 200-year-old blended Scotch brand and the wider Scotch whisky category. And the jewel in the crown? The two roof top bars, commissioned on belhalf of Johnnie Walker by BRC Imagination Arts and designed by Drinksology.

The Bothy Bar design

If you're eager to appraise the liquid landscape of Scotland within the creative environs of the Johnnie Walker home, the Bothy Bar beckons. The aesthetic and functional design of this bar was courtesy of DRINKSOLOGY, delivered on belhalf of BRC Imagination Arts. The futuristic design houses a curated exploration of whiskies from the four corners of Scotland wrapped seemlessly around a central dispense of Edinburgh exclusive drams.

The Bothy Bar complete

A true realisation of the bars design vision. Courtesy of the detailed drawing and M&E packages, the final product almost identically mirrors the design renders upon which the client expectations lay. Master craftsmen and craftswomen poured over every detail set against a paintery backdrop produced by Scottish landscape artist Scott Naismith.

The 1820 Rooftop Bar

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle, flooded with natural daylight, radiating warmth and exquisite modernist style. 1820, the rooftop bar in Johnnie Walkers brand home, was designed for a relaxing imbibe. Guests can take their morning coffee by the vast windows, drop in midday for meals and refreshments, or enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail in the evening.