Guided tour

Edinburgh: Holyrood Distillery Whisky and Gin Guided Tour

Activity provider: Holyrood Distillery
Guided tour

Edinburgh: Holyrood Distillery Whisky and Gin Guided Tour

Activity provider: Holyrood Distillery
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From US$ 24.45 per person

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Enjoy a guided flavour-forward experience, learn how gin and whisky are made, and explore the craft distilling methods at Holyrood Distillery.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a guided flavor-forward experience
  • Learn how gin and whisky are made
  • Discover the traditions and methods in craft distilling employed at Holyrood
Full description

A modern distillery in the heart of historic Edinburgh, Holyrood Distillery is inspired by its surroundings, never afraid to experiment, and dedicated to shaping the spirit of tomorrow. Our guided experience allows you to discover how gin and whisky are created, as well as the traditions and innovative new methods in craft distilling. This is a hands-on sensory experience, taking in the sights of the gin and whisky distillery, with opportunities for tasting and nosing throughout. At the conclusion of the tour, you have the opportunity to purchase additional spirits to enjoy at your leisure, with a full introduction by a member of the distillery's passionate team.

  • Fully guided tour of the distillery
  • A welcome drink
  • Samples of award-winning gin and whisky new make spirit

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    Meeting point

    Holyrood Distillery is located in the centre of the City of Edinburgh, just a ten minute walk from the Royal Mile, or from Holyrood Palace. Please arrive at the distillery 10 minutes before your tour is due to start.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

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    4.5 /5

    based on 216 reviews

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    We booked the 12:00 gin and whiskey tasting. I believe Jason (I think) was our “guide” and he educated us on what rules goes into making single malt whiskey and gin. Every knowledgeable and was very patient to answer all of our questions. From where they purchase the malt, vodka, juniper berries. Explaining new make as well which I didn’t know was a thing. Very interesting experience when we were in the cask room, showing us the difference from a sherry cask, bourbon cask, old vs new. Overall I would recommend this to any whiskey or gin enthusiast’s or just someone who like to try new things. I’m not a huge alcohol person but I quite enjoyed it as I saw similarities to cheese making and colognes (top notes, base notes and heart notes)

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    March 25, 2023

    The experience was amazing I learned so much the tour guide was so friendly and helpful and the lass I spoke to into the shop to amazing as was wanting to buy gifts for people back home and help suggest best things to buy, I would definitely go again

    March 25, 2023

    Before we bought tickets for this activity, we were considering Scotish whisky experience museum next to Edinburgh castle. In the end we consider this visit better because of more calm locality/surroundings and significant less of tourists. The tour was as well excellent with highly educated and mainly passionated Mr. guide. Only can recommend to anyone else to give it a try!

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    March 25, 2023

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