Based in the town of Kirkcudbright in the south west of Scotland, Dark Art Distillery was officially launched by Andrew Clark Hutchison in July 2021. Andrew is the fifth generation of his family to live and work in the town. The name was inspired by its heritage from both the region, Galloway, and the town, Kirkcudbright. The Dark from the nearby Galloway Forest Park, the 1st dark sky park in western Europe and the Art as Kirkcudbright is known as The Artists Town. Fiona Williamson, a graduate of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling at Heriot Watt University, leads the distilling team. The distillery itself is based in a refurbished primary school and has its own visitor centre & shop from where the team host gin tours and tastings.