Our Story

Whisky Frames are lovingly hand crafted in Scotland from retired Scotch Whisky barrels.
Each frame is one of a kind carefully repurposed by our small team of skilled woodworkers in our workshop just outside Edinburgh.
Hello from The Workshop!
We want to thank everyone for their support throughout our adventure whether you bought a frame, saw us on BBC2 Dragons Den and sent us a email, supported us through our social media or simply said hello at a market you have all been a part of our journey.
We look forward to the future and the hearing of the many cherished memories our frames are holding around the world! 

 How Whisky Frames Started

We have always been entrepreneurial minded looking of ways to make things creatively.
Whilst was on maternity leave with our first child in 2014/15 our beloved black lab Tess sadly passed. I was in America when it happened and wanted to buy a special frame for Ross with a photo of Tess to give to him. I wanted a unique rustic style frame preferably personalised. The search was difficult and I struggled to find a perfect frame for our Tess. In the end I decided on a frame made of reclaimed barn wood. Once back to Scotland I was relaying the story of the search to Ross and together we got thinking of solutions to the problem.
We wanted something Scottish and very unique, so over the course of a few weeks we came up with many different concepts. However, it wasn’t until we paid a visit to our favourite salvage yard that we fell in love with an old and unloved whisky barrel and knew we wanted to work with Scottish barrels for the frames.
We both wanted the opportunity to be our own boss and have a successful thriving business to call our own, it had been a goal of ours and we knew we could do it. After attending a host of sell out markets with our frames we had the product verification needed to take the next leap with Whisky Frames.
When I became pregnant with our second child I thought with the upcoming maternity leave it was a “now or never” moment to truly grow Whisky Frames into a successful business so I took my maternity leave to do just that!
Everyday we wake up motivated to see our business succeed, we see the future our family and a life full of things we love. We love to design and solve problems together and daily we strive to make Whisky Frames better. Its simply the best to hear all the stories from our customers on how we helped create a special gift for someone they love. 



Along the way we have had some amazing grant assistance. A special thank you to Tyne Esk Leader. 

The Whisky Frames Sustainable Fit Out Project, the purchase of equipment to increase efficiencies and move the business closer to carbon neutrality, was funded by a grant from the European Union/Scottish Government Tyne Esk LEADER 2014-2020 Programme.

Tyne Esk LEADER also contributed support to assist with Covid recovery.

The European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

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