Edinburgh Gin Distillery
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery

Edinburgh Gin Distillery
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Excitement is brewing as we prepare to unveil a new chapter in the history of Edinburgh Gin. Our new distillery at The Arches on East Market Street is poised to become the beating heart of Edinburgh's gin culture. Later this year, we invite you to step into a world where tradition meets innovation, where the art of gin-making is celebrated amidst breathtaking views of Edinburgh's skyline. Nestled within The Arches, our new distillery will pay homage to Edinburgh's rich gin heritage. The site's historical significance, once home to the first Physic Garden before it found its permanent residence in the Royal Botanical Gardens, infuses our craft with a sense of reverence for botanical exploration and discovery.
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Neighbourhood: West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • em_rol1
    64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Made Me a Convert
    Excellent, intimate tour! Natasha was so fun and knowledgeable. The small size of the group allowed us to be conversational throughout the tour and ask as many questions as we wanted to. A discount on product was made available for us to use over the next three days on site or at their larger store a few blocks away, which I feel was quite generous and convenient. I'll definitely be checking them out at Duty-free in the airport. I wasn't much of a gin person before, but I am whistling a different tune now. Thanks so much Edinburgh Gin!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Natasha . So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 7 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Anne M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and entertaining
    An interesting insight into the history of Edinburgh gin including how it is made. Saw 2 of the stills. Tasted 5 gins, learned about the best garnish and tonic to add. Learned about the Ginventory app. Conor was very knowledgeable and entertaining and responded well to our constant questioning 😂
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with chocolate pairing. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Pamela jay
    Liverpool, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Edinburgh Gin Distillery tour
    I booked the distillery tour for my husband and I during our weekend in Edinburgh. Unfortunately I got the time mixed up and missed our time slot (even though you get sent a few emails leading up to the day to confirm and remind!) so we were unable to attend the tour. The lady I spoke to on the phone (I’m sorry, I didn’t catch your name!) was amazing - I was absolutely mortified but she was extremely understanding and very friendly - even though we weren’t entitled to anything as the error was obviously mine, she offered us some little taster bottles so that we weren’t empty handed. I just wanted to say a massive thankyou (and I’m still sorry!)
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your experience me with us, so sorry you couldn't attend but hopefully next time. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 June 2023
  • CTraveler100
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tasting experience for gin lovers
    Great tasting with Vleo (apologize for any misspelling). We started by tasting three Edinburgh Gins, in three steps each: plain, adding a garnish, and adding tonic water. I learned more about adding garnishes and different types of tonic water. Then we visited the room with the stills and ended the tour with a gin and tonic. Informative and fun tasting experience.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Villeo. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 16 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Mark C
    Gillingham, United Kingdom35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gin tasting
    We had a lovely tasting experience at Edinburgh Gin. It was very informative as they took us through different gins. The Irish girl (im so sorry I can’t remember her name) was great. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining in equal amounts.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your gin tasting with us. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 6 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Helen F
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour guide and great gin!
    Amazing wee afternoon tour in the heart of Edinburgh. Fantastic guide, Villeo was enthusiastic, entertaining, and very informative! Learned lots plus great value for money. Plenty of tasty gin, and you get ten percent off everything in the shop after! They even give you a free EG glass with every bottle! Definitely recommend! Thanks Villeo and EG for a fab hidden gem!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Villeo. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 6 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Ellen
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would give more stars if I could
    Shannon was an excellent tour guide (or Shaun if it went wrong). Really knowledgeable and got everyone involved in the experience. No answer was seen as the wrong answer, she just seemed happy with the participation. Booth was so cosy! Really enjoyed being there and will be recommending this experience to everyone coming to Edinburgh. Thanks Shannon and the team for a great day out 😊
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Shannon. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 6 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Brian S
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour for gin lovers
    What can I say, an absolutely fantastic tasting tour for gin lovers, Adriana our guide provided us all with the relative and factual information and a bit of fun on the way. The actual tastings were very welcome giving you the chance to sample the product in the very perfect and atmospheric setting it was in. A must do and see for gin lovers.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Adriana. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 6 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Joyce M
    Madeira, Portugal98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gin and chatter with Villeo what a perfect Sunday afternoon
    Gin and chatter with Villeo what a perfect Sunday afternoon. Headed along to the distillery to do the classic tour. We got to visit Caledonian and Flora on a day that they were not on so nice and cool in the space. We had a fabulous story of gin with loads of personality from Villeo, a true character! We tasted 3 full strength guns, no spoilers here, a couple of liqueurs and a full G&T. Lots of fun and knowledge… do it if you are in Edinburgh!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Villeo. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 6 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Allie Burt
    Invermere, Canada80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-do experience
    Lucy was amazing! Honestly, this distillery tour blew us away. We’ve done several other tours in multiple countries & this was the best one by far. We learned so much. The gin is awesome! The atmosphere was so unique. Absolutely a must-do in Edinburgh.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review of your gin tasting with Lucy. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards The Edinburgh gin team
    Written 11 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
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Alexander E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What an Experience! Robert was an excellent guide through the history of Edin Mill and Gin distillation. The location provided a unique and cozy environment that made ypu feel at home. The cocktails were delightful and designed to highlight the Love Gin. I noticed trip advisor says they arent open, but they very much are and worth the experience
Written 10 April 2024
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Fas02
Inverurie, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Tour was booked as part of my Christmas. Second gin tour (usually whisky with hubby!) so it’s good for a change. Our guide was very informative and the gin tastings were great.
Looking forward to visiting at their new premises once they open up.
Written 8 April 2024
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Irish-Sean
County Dublin, Ireland44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Have never really been a fan of gin but this experience was fantastic! The guide was very good and the cocktail making was great fun! I think I may have been converted and am looking forward to some more Brambles!
Written 25 March 2024
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Berlyn L
Edinburgh, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great little tour with Holly! Even though she was new to being a guide she was incredibly knowledgeable and fun! We got to sample the classics, some holiday blends, and meet the stills (flora and Caledonia). Great time! Highly recommend! We’ll definitely be booking a tour at the new location when it opens!
Written 22 January 2024
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Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review for a gin tasting at our distillery! We are so glad you enjoyed your gin tasting experience with Holly at our distillery. We are pleased you found it informative and that you would recommend this experience. I will pass on your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you to our new distillery. Natasha
Written 25 January 2024
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Oh One Six One E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Our host holly was extremely knowledgeable and a credit to your company. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend
Written 20 January 2024
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Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review for a gin tasting at our distillery! We are so glad you enjoyed your gin tasting experience with Holly at our distillery. We are pleased you found it informative and that you would recommend this experience. I will pass on your kind words. Natasha
Written 22 January 2024
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Linsey S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Spur of the moment decision to visit yesterday (17th Jan 24). Very interesting and our guide Holly was brilliant very informative and friendly. Gold star. Met Flora and Caledonian, was thinking maybe if there is a new one maybe Bertha would be a good name??
Place was very cool. Would 100% recommend a visit.
Written 18 January 2024
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Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review for a gin tasting at our distillery! We are so glad you enjoyed your gin tasting experience with Holly at our distillery. We are pleased you found it informative and that you would recommend this experience. We will keep the name in mind and I will pass on your kind words. Natasha
Written 19 January 2024
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Treena D
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What a great experience this was. Adriana our host was great. Very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Lovely quaint little place in a micro brewery. Stunning little vault rooms where you can enjoy a lovely gin and tonic. The samples we had along with the information and background provided was great. Highly recommended
Written 17 January 2024
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Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review for a gin tasting at our distillery! We are so glad you enjoyed your gin tasting experience with Adriana at our distillery. We are pleased you found it knowledgeable and enjoyed sampling our gins, I will pass on your kind words. Natasha
Written 19 January 2024
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Bridget864
Manchester, UK167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Booked this for my husbands birthday.
We were greeted at the door by a nice friendly member of staff and shown through to the cosy tasting room.
James was our host and he was friendly, knowledgeable and had a great personality.
Very interesting and we learnt that the gin Tastes completely different when a garnish is added (orange, lemon, lime)
After the tasting we went through to the booth and had a lovely seaside g&t and also tasted a liqueur
Written 14 January 2024
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Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review for a gin tasting at our distillery! We are so glad you enjoyed your gin tasting experience with James at our distillery. We are pleased you found it knowledgeable and interesting to try our gin in different ways. I will pass on your kind words. Natasha
Written 19 January 2024
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Climber618103
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely amazing! Loved sampling the different types of Gin and how the taste changes when adding orange peel etc or tonic to the drink. James our Tour Guide was very informative, knowledgeable and entertaining. Well worth a visit!
Written 10 January 2024
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Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review for a gin tasting at our distillery! We are so glad you enjoyed your gin tasting experience with James at our distillery. We are pleased you enjoyed sampling our gins and found it informative and entertaining, I will pass on your kind words. Natasha
Written 11 January 2024
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Jackie M
Clydebank, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely wee micro- distillery, sitting just below Stirling Castle.

Had a gin tasting experience. Ben was very knowledgeable about all things gin & whisky. He made the afternoon a fun experience for us all.

The gins were all delicious - 7 different flavours. And even better you can buy your favourites on your way out.

Would recommend a visit here if you're in the Stirling area.
Written 4 January 2024
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