Demijohn was founded in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, in 2004 by Angus and Frances Ferguson who are passionate about good food and drink. Inspired by continental cantinas and markets they decided to open Scotland’s first liquid deli, selling liqueurs, spirits, whiskies, cordials, oils and vinegars. Each product is lovingly sourced from small producers, predominantly across the UK, who share Angus and Frances's passion for food and drink.
Demijohn now has additional outlets in Glasgow, York and Oxford and a thriving international online mail order business. In 2010 Demijohn won the award as Small Independent Scottish Retailer of the Year.
Demijohn is unique – both its method of selling, which is similar to the continental markets, and the products it sells, which are all carefully sourced from small producers around the UK. Many of the liquids are only available at Demijohn and are as unusual and distinctive as the British culture. Visiting Demijohn is better than a trip to a bar as customers are encouraged to taste the products before their purchase is bottled for them in the shop. The staff are more than sales people – they are passionate about the quality of the liquids and the provenance. Such is their passion they even close the shops occasionally and all head to the hedgerows to collect elderflowers for Elderflower Vinegar or sloes for the Sloe Gin. Demijohn doesn’t just sell alcohol. One whole area of the shop is devoted to unusual vinegars and oils.
With flavours such as rich red Bramble Vinegar from Perthshire or beautiful, first class extra virgin olive oil from a small estate in Tuscany and Gooseberry Gin Liqueur from East Lothian, this is fun shopping for the inquisitive food lover.
We urge you to come and try!
Please visit www.demijohn.co.uk for more details