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Edinburgh: Holyrood Distillery Gin and Whisky Guided Tour

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Edinburgh: Holyrood Distillery Gin and Whisky Guided Tour

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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, learning how gin and whisky are made
  • Discover the traditions and methods in craft distilling employed at Holyrood
  • Purchase a flight of gin or whisky to enjoy at your leisure
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 a flight of gin or whisky 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 and samples of award-winning gin and whisky
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

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    • Luggage or large bags
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    4.8 /5

    based on 45 reviews

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    I arrived early and advised the lady at reception I was Hokies on a 5pm tour. She told me to wait in the bar and they would come and get me fit my tour but I missed the first 15 minutes of this tour as no one came to get me when the 5pm tour started. If I had not enquired what was happening with my tour booked I may have missed it all.

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    November 14, 2021

    Very informative and plenty to taste! The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and our group thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The smell of the whiskey is super strong and takes some getting used to if it’s not your favourite tipple. I’d recommend this, but make sure you have eaten first to soak up the alcohol

    November 4, 2021

    We went for my partners birthday as he loves his Scotch! I don't drink the stuff but found it really interesting how it's made and the history behind it. And if whisky isn't your tipple then there's the gin tasting We had a whisky and gin flight at the end of the tour and went away slightly fluffy round the edges ☺ Great way to spend an afternoon

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    September 27, 2021

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