What You Need to Know About Edinburgh Gin

Gin tasting and tours in Edinburgh

Many associate the Scottish capital with Scotch whisky. But did you know, our beautiful city is also well known for producing gin? So, for those interested in the botanicals, let’s find out more about our local gins and plan some gin tasting in Edinburgh. Please note, many of these experiences are for over 18s only.

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Edinburgh Gin Distillery

If you’re a fan of gin, then the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a must! Located in Edinburgh’s West End, you can head on over to this gin haven for your very own tour around the distillery and get an insight into how the famous gin is made. At the end of your tour, you will also be able to take part in some gin tasting! Book a tour.

Pickering’s Gin Distillery

There’s also Pickering’s Gin Distillery in Summerhall. Here, you can take a Gin Jolly tour, which will take you through the story of Pickering’s Gin. You’ll tour the hand-built distillery and learn all about its unique processes. Your also get to try four different gins from the range with a tutored tasting. Book a tour.

Holyrood Distillery

Holyrood Distillery produces both whisky and gin at this modern distillery, located near Holyrood Park. Opened in 2019, this is one of the newest distilleries in Scotland. As such, they focus on new and innovative methods. Tours take you through the distillation process from start to finish and feature a range of hands-on displays. Of course, you can sample their gins with a tasting, as part of the tour. Book a tour.

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Edinburgh Gin Breaks at Parliament House Hotel

Are you planning to escape away for an Edinburgh break and do some gin tasting? Why not stay here with us at our cosy Parliament House Hotel? Bag a bargain and book onto one of our special offers now!