What You Need to Know About Edinburgh Gin

Many associate the Scottish capital with Scotch Whisky. But did you know, our beautiful city is also well known for producing Edinburgh Gin? Fear not, whisky lovers. The Scotch Whisky Experience is still only a short distance away from us at Parliament House Hotel. But for those interested in the botanicals, let’s find out more about our local gins and plan some gin tasting in Edinburgh.

Gin Tasting and Tours in Edinburgh

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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 your very own insight into how the famous gin is made. At the end of your tour, participants over the age of 18 will also be able to take part in some gin tasting! Prices for the Edinburgh Gin Distillery tour start from £10 per person.

There’s also Pickering’s Gin Distillery in Summerhall. Built upon the old grounds of an animal hospital, the Pickering’s Summerhall distillery neighbours a pub called The Royal Dick, taking its namesake from the hospital, Dick Vet. You can sample a range of gins in the pub. Or, take a tour of the small distillery for £10, which includes a complimentary gin and tonic.

Edinburgh Gin Breaks at Parliament House Hotel

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Are you planning to escape away for an Edinburgh Gin 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!