Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
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9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Advance booking is essential as we are unable to offer walk in tours. Located in the beating heart of Scotland's capital, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination quite unlike any other. It's here that we produce small batches of gin, inspired by the majesty, marvel and mischief of Edinburgh and its inhabitants. The Edinburgh Gin Visitor Centre is a space in the capital where you can indulge both the mind and the palate in all things gin. From taking a tour or a guided tasting, to trying your hand at making your own, our goal is the educate, excite and libate; all in equal measure.
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Neighborhood: West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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NPuthu
Brechin, UK111 contributions
Feb 2023
An amazing experience! Adriana was a very knowledgeable, entertaining guide telling us all about the history and story of the Edinburgh gins. I have been for gin tasting before but this was so different and l loved it. Did not realise there was so much to this drink and how the use of botanics and mixers change the taste so dramatically..
I would recommend anyone visiting Edinburgh include a visit to this distillery to their itinerary and it is so easy as it is in the centre of the city.
Written February 21, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed 5* review of your gin tasting with us. So pleased to hear you learnt a lot from the visit and I will pass your kind words onto your guide Adriana Kind regards Tarin
Written February 25, 2023
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tripsandfood55
London, UK3,503 contributions
Sep 2022
A visit with several friends during a weekend away in Edinburgh in Sep22. Excellent experience in a lovely old building. Very friendly staff. Adriana talked us through the tasting experience with great knowledge and enthusiasm and made us feel valued and entertained. Lovely gins and tasting experience. There is a very small shop that you can visit and Adriana also recommend the larger store near by and that we also visited and made purchases to take home. A great 5* visit that we all enjoyed and would recommend.
Written October 6, 2022
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Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5 star review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visits to the distillery and shop, and I will pass on your compliments to Adriana who will be thrilled. Kind regards, James
Written October 8, 2022
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Phil A
Chesterfield, UK5 contributions
Aug 2022
As part of my wife's birthday treat, I booked a tour for 1pm last Friday (19th Aug) and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
I very rarely drink gin so I'm not a great lover of it, however, I went with an open mind and can honestly say that we ended up buying a bottle each (10% discount!).
Our guide, Shannon, was very knowledgeable and friendly, as were all the staff we met. The distillery itself is very atmospheric with low ceilings and homely furnishings very conjuisive to partaking in a drink or two.
The two stars "Caledonia" & "Flora" looked fantastic in their shining glory, surprising how much they produce from such small bodies!
We'd love to come again, not sure when but a return is quite likely before the move.
I'm now sat back home south of the border sampling my purchase and loving every minute of it!
Slàinte Mhath!
Phil A
Written August 22, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Shannon. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us & found it a unique experience. kind regards Tarin
Written August 30, 2022
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em_rol1
18 contributions
May 2023
Excellent, intimate tour! Natasha was so fun and knowledgeable. The small size of the group allowed us to be conversational throughout the tour and ask as many questions as we wanted to. A discount on product was made available for us to use over the next three days on site or at their larger store a few blocks away, which I feel was quite generous and convenient. I'll definitely be checking them out at Duty-free in the airport. I wasn't much of a gin person before, but I am whistling a different tune now. Thanks so much Edinburgh Gin!
Written June 1, 2023
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Ryan S
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What an amazing experience. Great gin tasting, with some great company. Was so great to be put in a room full of strangers and all share our mutual love of gin. What a great concept for a gin tasting. Mike our your guide was absolutely fantastic couldn't recommend him enough, a charming young man who was very knowledgeable and loved his craft. His passion inspired
Written May 19, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with our team. So lovely to hear you bonded with the other people also booked on your tasting. kind regards Tarin
Written May 21, 2022
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Jack S
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
My girlfriend and I decided to book the Edinburgh Gin tasting experience at the Edinburgh Gin distillery as part of our holiday to Edinburgh and it was by far worth the money! The venue was lovely, it really felt like a speakeasy club being located in an warm and very welcoming underground basement off the main road Shandwick Place. Our tasting experience was lead by Mike who was super friendly, full of knowledge and a great host. The distillery is amazing and super cool to see in person. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun, boozy afternoon whilst in Edinburgh.
Written January 24, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your tasting with Mike. So pleased to hear you would recommend a visit and enjoyed your time with us Kind regards Tarin
Written January 27, 2023
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jh270290
Bristol, UK2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Great experience, equal parts informative and entertaining. Mike was our host and he was great! Really interesting to hear all about the distilling process and tasting different gins. I have done other gin experiences but this one was far more engaging and intimate with time spent to discuss the gins rather than give you a drink and send you on your way. Would definitely come back to do the experience again once the new location is set up! Highly recommend!
Written March 10, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with us. So pleased to hear you learnt a lot from the visit and I will pass your kind words onto your guide Mike Kind regards Tarin
Written March 14, 2023
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RefuseBunny
Edinburgh, UK7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We did the gin tasting experience and loved every minute of it.
Allan was a wonderful host and made the experience really fun and interactive. We were able to ask loads of questions and learn more about the company and the process of making gin.
The gins we tasted were delicious and a good mix of the different types they distill. My favourite was the Seaside Gin which I'm going to have to track down when I get home because we flew with hand luggage only. 😭
I had no idea that they had so many different types of gins which, of course, they sell in their gift shop after the experience.
I wholly recommend doing the tasting and it's more than worth the asking price.
Written July 24, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Allan. It's great to hear you enjoyed learning about the extensive range and found a new favourite kind regards Tarin
Written July 28, 2021
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BrattyNat
Gellilydan, UK96 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We booked the 10:30am slot which was the only one available during our stay in Edinburgh (always a good sign when something is fully booked!). We had grand plans of having breakfast first but as usual woke up late and ran out of time so we ended up drinking gin for breakfast.. Which I think you can tell by the photo!
Peter was a great host, very informative and interacted with everybody on our tour.
I have to admit I’m not usually a gin drinker but I do enjoy an Edinburgh gin liqueur. The actual building inside is so pretty, everything is lovely and clean and all staff we came across were friendly.
Written March 30, 2022
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Thank you for leaving a lovely review of your tour with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit and I will pass on your compliments to Peter. Kind regards, James
Written April 2, 2022
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boultonc
Sheffield, UK7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Really enjoyed this. We first booked 2 years ago and Covid restrictions scuppered our plans but it was worth the wait. Courtney, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the brewing and history of Gin and took us through the process of adding the different citrus peels and tonics to bring out the flavours of the different gins we tried. If you love gin or even if your not sure about it, I'd highly recommend this activity when in the city.
Written October 25, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Courtney and glad to hear you found it worth the wait! kind regards Tarin
Written October 25, 2022
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