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Edinburgh: Pickering's Gin Distillery Tour with Gin Tastings

Edinburgh: Pickering's Gin Distillery Tour with Gin Tastings

Activity provider: Pickering's Gin Distillery
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Indulge in pure gin pleasure on a distillery tour of the Gin Jolly Distillery in Edinburgh. Learn about the unique distillation process and sample four award-winning gins.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Savor the delightful aromas of your Pickering's gin and tonic
  • Marvel at all the inventions and success story of the distillery
  • Delight in sampling delicious locally hand-made gins
  • Discover the first gin-exclusive distillery of Edinburgh in 150 years
  • Learn all about the unique distillation process of Pickering's gin
Full description

Learn all there is to know about gin and its unique distillation process on a Pickering's Gin Distillery tour at Summerhall in Edinburgh. Kick-start your tour with a delicious gin and tonic poured in style at the Royal Dick Bar, where you meet your guide

For the first part of the tour, head over to the Old Workshop and sit back comfortably in a chair, sipping on your gin and tonic. Hear about the many gin inventions that were born here and the story of the distillery.

Then, make your way to the distillery. Meet and greet the distillers at work and possibly see Gertrude and Emily — the two stills – in steaming action.

To finish the tour in style, be walked through a tasting of four award-winning gin samples in the next room, where you can share your thoughts and feelings about your favorite drink with the group.

Head home with a complimentary miniature bottle of your favorite sample after the tasting.

  • Entrance ticket to the distillery
  • Tour of the distillery
  • 1 Gin and Tonic
  • 4 samples of gin
  • 1 5-cl miniature of gin Red or Orange
  • Additional samples of gin
  • Hand-waxing your own bottle
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Royal Dick Bar, situated within the Summerhall immediately to the left after Reception.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place under any weather condition, as most of the tour is indoors
  • The tour requires standing for about 30 minutes
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5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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A fantastic factual tour about the history of the distillery and the individual stories behind the different products! Courtney was our guide (she told us at the end it was only her 2nd tour) and we were blown away at the amount of information she gave us and she made the experience really fun and enjoyable for the three of us! The tasting samples were delicious and it was lovely to try them after learning about the stories and tasting notes to go with them! Having done other Gin tours before, this one has been by far the best!

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August 1, 2022

Really informative and the service provided by Alyssa, Quinn, and Miranda (?) was superb. An excellent way to learn some history of a favorite spirit and history of the country. An intellectual and fun approach to not just drinking gin but of understanding the art, craft , science and passion that is gin! Thank you, California Girl

July 15, 2022

We’ve done this tour once before 5 years ago. We had just as good a time if not better experiencing it again! Jamie was our tour guide and he was both delightful and knowledgeable. Would absolutely recommend doing this to anyone! Especially if you enjoy gin! You get to try a variety of their products!

May 6, 2022

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