Whisky & Gin Tour at Holyrood Distillery

Created with Sketch. 19 Saint Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, UK
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Culture Vultures, First Timers, Food Lovers

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Discover the iconic Holyrood Distillery located in the heart of Edinburgh on this Holyrood Distillery Tour.

Scotland is synonymous with Scotch Whisky. There are over 100 actively producing distilleries, you are spoilt for choice! However, there is a new kid on the block, the Holyrood Distillery in Edinburgh. This distillery boasts the title of the first single malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh for almost 100 years!

The Holyrood Distillery Tour includes a full visitor experience. This includes a great whisky bar and shop. The guided tour is a flavour-focused experience. Explore how gin and whisky are made and the science behind the processes. The tour is a hands-on sensory experience. There are many opportunities for tasting and nosing en-route through the hour. Enjoy this interactive exploration through the production of ‘The Water of Life’. Learn about the distillation process and of course taste a few samples of their fine product. (non-alcoholic samples available for under 18).

After the tour, explore the distillery shop. See a showcase of unique spirits, as well as a rare and vintage whisky collection. Remember your visit and grab yourself a gift or souvenir.

The Holyrood Distillery Tour in Edinburgh is the perfect city-centre experience.

The city-centre distillery is located right in the heart of Edinburgh’s distilling history. The 180-year-old building has been thoughtfully renovated to suit the distilling needs. You are more than welcome to visit any day of the week, as the distillery is open 7 days a week.


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  • Visit the first distillery to open in Scotland within the last 100 years!
  • Enjoy a flavour-focussed experience during this unique guided tour
  • Learn about the production process of 'The Water of Life'
  • Taste a few samples of their fine product
  • Explore the distillery shop offering a wide range of unique spirits and gifts


  • Live Tour Guide
  • 2 x Whisky Tasting
  • 1 x Gin Tasting
  • Gift Shop Discount


  • No tasting for persons under 18 years of age

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. 19 Saint Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH, UK


Where is the distillery?
The distillery is located next to the popular Holyrood Park, roughly a 15 to 20 minute walk from the Royal Mile.
Do I need to bring identification?
Yes, you will need to bring identification if you intend to sample the drinks on offer. Valid driving license or passports are accepted.
Are children allowed to take part?
Under 5's are free and tickets are available for children 5 to 17 years of age.
Are dogs allowed?
Only qualified guide dogs are allowed on tours.


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