Distilleries

“A beverage of leisure is a serious business.” - Shane Bowermaster

Whisky or gin? It’s an age old question. Decide for yourself.

Holyrood Distillery - £14 - £22 Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 6.30pm, Sunday: 10.30am - 6.30pm

The Holyrood Distillery is an exciting new project. It is the first distillery in Edinburgh to produce single malt whisky in almost 100 years. Because of this the distillery has gained a lot of attention. The Distillery sits in an area that is rooted in the capital’s heritage of brewing and distilling. This is because of the excellent water source. There is a large network of underground springs in the area. As a result the area became known as the ‘charmed circle’. They run immersive tours around distillery with tastings. They also have a dedicated whisky shop.  Why not make a day of it and join one of our whisky evenings after a visit to the distillery?

Edinburgh Gin Distillery - 9:45am–4:30pm Monday – Saturday. Prices vary depending on tour options.

Whisky is Scotland's national drink but it is not the only spirit we enjoy. Gin is booming! Therefore we have several gin distilleries. A noteworthy example is the Edinburgh Gin Distillery. They make several flavours of gin. Their West End distillery runs several tours. With two stills and a dedicated visitor centre they have something for all gin lovers. As a result of their success booking in advance is necessary. We hope you enjoy their gin as much as we do.

Glenkinchie Distillery – 10am – 3pm, Closed in January. Prices vary depending on tour.

Glenkinchie Distillery for a long time was the closest distillery to Edinburgh making single malt. Because of this it has become a popular attraction. It first opened in 1837. The distillery is 15 miles from Edinburgh. Because of the distance from town they run a minibus service. This service is free and runs twice a day. Diageo own the distillery. As a result of the investment put in by Diageo there has been a lot of development in their visitor experience.

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