Glenkinchie Distillery is open for tours all year round

Thursday June 27th 2024

Glenkinchie Distillery

Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Rachel Bowen

Looking for a unique experience local to your home? Why not explore the recently refurbished Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery?

Glenkinchie Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest whisky distilleries, often described as a ‘hidden gem.’

Amongst the barley fields its impressive refurbishment has allowed for breathtaking architecture and design to be installed into the distillery, gift shop and bar.

The precious history remains and can be seen amongst the multiple tours on offer.

The ‘Glenkinchie’ Hidden Lowland Tour & Tasting,’ tour, takes visitors around the distillery, allowing them to take in the process of making malt whisky. Later, ending with a professional tasting of mature whiskies, from oak casks.

Meanwhile the ‘Glenkinchie Flavour Journey’ tour uses an interactive sensory room to heighten the experience of the smelling and tasting process.

If visitors are interested in the history of the old warehouse and filling store they can join Glenkinchies most recent tour; ‘Warehouse Tasting 2024.’ Where they can soak in the history of the old warehouse whilst they draw whisky straight from the cask.

Furthermore, Glenkinchie offers a wide range of food and drinks at their whisky bar, which looks over the peaceful countryside of Glenkinchie. They may even decide to indulge in their afternoon tea, which has a ‘Scottish twist.’ Replacing delicate sandwiches with the likes of haggis and steak pies.

Visitors can end their trip by browsing the shop which will be sure to supply visitors with a wide selection of whisky and gifts.

A new bus route has been implemented to make access to the distillery easier. The Eve Coaches’ 123 Gifford Circle bus can be taken from the town of Haddington which can be reached from Edinburgh and Dunbar via bus.

For visitors driving the distillery provides free parking and take-away packs. Meaning visitors can enjoy their whisky once they are home.

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