The MP for Angus highlighted the benefit of growing spirits businesses to the local economy at the weekend.
Kirstene Hair visited the new Ogilvy Spirits visitor centre and the Gin Bothy Visitor Experience, both in Glamis, to take the temperature of the drinks industry in the county.
Single-estate Ogilvy Vodka expects to receive more than 3,000 visitors in its first year, who will be invited to explore both the working potato farm and potato vodka distillery.
Entrepreneur Kim Cameron opened her Gin Bothy experience in October, in the former Angus Folk Museum, and has been crafting gins for a worldwide market since 2015.
Ms Hair said:
“Angus is now home to several well-known producers who emphasise the value of using local ingredients in their products.
“The food and drink offering throughout Angus is going from strength to strength and we have customers from across the world who enjoy our produce.”
“The new visitor centres are a great opportunity to showcase excellent products and grow the tourism offering in Angus.