Edinburgh Gin Distillery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Meet Flora and Caledonia the two ‘ladies’ who distill the gin at the Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Tour the distillery or get creative and make your very own gin.

A Copper Still at Edinburgh Gin Distillery

Taste and make your own gin in the heart of Edinburgh. Photo: Edinburgh Gin Distillery

This is Edinburgh’s equivalent of the City of London Distillery (COLD), a micro gin distillery close to St Paul’s Cathedral. The Edinburgh Gin Distillery is located in the Heads and Tales bar near to Edinburgh Castle. Pop in for a gin tour, to enjoy a few drinks with friends or to mix botanicals to your taste and create your very own gin.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Taste Edinburgh Gin
  • Located close to Edinburgh castle
  • Make your own gin
  • Good for groups

A Taste of Edinburgh Gin

Owned by the Spencerfield Spirit Company, the Edinburgh Distillery makes small batches of gin. Their Edinburgh gin is distilled within view of Edinburgh Castle, using the finest Scottish grain spirit, infused with juniper, citrus peel, orris root and angelica. To add even more finesse to its Scottish pedigree, they add Scottish botanicals including milk thistle and heather.

Take a Gin Discovery Tour

Start your gin-education by doing a Gin Discovery Tour. You’ll learn the story behind Edinburgh’s gin and learn about the distillation process. Included in the tour is a free sample or a miniature bottle of Edinburgh Gin to take home with you. There’s also a small exhibition area.

Become a Gin Connoisseur

For a more detailed tour and a tutored tasting, opt for the Gin Connoisseur Tour. You’ll taste Edinburgh Gin but also one of their delicious gin infusions – raspberry, spiced orange or elderflower. Included in the tour is a 20cl bottle of gin for you to take away.

Make Your Own Gin

For a real gin treat why not try making your own gin? At the end the distillery tour, you’ll use your own baby still to blend a one-off custom gin of your choice. Once you’ve bottled and labelled it, you can relax and enjoy tasting the gin. It makes an ideal present for a gin-loving friend or family member.


Tasting Notes

  • Try the delectable Rhubarb and Ginger Gin. Its pretty pink colour makes it a gift for the ‘ladies who love gin’


  • The Distillery’s Gin Club hosts a programme of special events such as gin and food pairings, usually on Sunday afternoons

Where to Stay in Edinburgh


Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

Brooks Hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland

A boutique bed & breakfast experience in a West End location with 43 double rooms.

Rooms from £83 a night.



Dog friendly days out in Edinburgh

Please check with the Edinburgh Gin Distillery directly.

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How to Find The Edinburgh Gin Distillery 

Edinburgh Gin Distillery, 1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2AD

Website: www.edinburghgindistillery.co.uk



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