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Glenkinchie Distillery

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Glenkinchie Distillery lies in the heart of the East Lothian countryside, 15 miles from Edinburgh. Why not pay a visit to see how we produce the Edinburgh Malt. After a trip around our museum, where you can see a wonderful model of a distillery, you...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Tranent, Pencaitland EH34 5ET, Scotland
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All reviews our tour guide great tour shuttle bus scotch whisky distilling process enjoyable tour tasting session wee dram learn how small group single malt excellent visit well worth a visit tasting room small museum gift shop great afternoon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

CLOSED when I got there at 11.55a.m. .Very disappointed , as I'd cycled for 1.5 hours to get there to buy a Whisky and presents for my best friend's birthday who is almost 50 . Detours around Pencaitland not very clear.No apparent notice to explain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NE11MCL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Done a tour during their off season and the actual distillery was closed but they done a really good job of explaining the process and using a model which was impressive...John, our guide was amazing and made the experience one to remember, massive thanks to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I were at GLenkintchie 2 weeks ago. Brian was out guide, he was absolutely the most amazing guy and guide ever! Made us all feel so welcome, patient, knowledgeable, funny in the true Scottish way. I will never forget the experience. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulsdavidgillis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Glenkinchie as part of our trip to Edinburgh. It was an amazing experience and our tour guide Fraser was extremely helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and just a real nice guy! We loved every minute, from the start of the whisky manufacturing process to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Modders5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great tour of the Glenkinchie Distillery. Our guide, Natalie, was interesting, informative and very easy to listen to. Natalie unfolded the history of Glenkinchie then took us through the Distillery explaining the process of producing one of Scotlands finest malt whiskeys and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank authenticfoodlover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of a day trip to the Borders visited this distillery, great tour. John our tour guy was very knowledgeable as well as very friendly. Very interesting to hear and see the process of making whisky. Very reasonable price of entry which given it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

I visited GlenKinchie Distillery with a friend from Malaysia. Our tour guide Natalie was very energetic friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The tour was very informative regarding the history of the distillery and how whisky was made in the past and how it is made today.....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Located a few miles off the main A1 trunk road south of Edinburgh, this distillery tour was a well-spent couple of hours. From our first contact with Kirsten, who made our booking, the Reception staff on arrival, Willie our guide on the day and then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

My sister and I had a great tour of the Glenkinchie Distillery on a raining Sunday afternoon. It was a really interesting tour in an idyllic location. Hannah was a great tour guide and helped us with choosing what whisky to drink, the Glenkinchie 12...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely tour and helpful staff, great to learn more about this history of scotch. The bus from Edinburgh is easy to access and the short drive gives you a view of the local terrain. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the “four taste” tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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dartgirl81
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I think there is room in the car park ,it’s not a huge car park but it was almost empty when I went
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Alya K
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
If you google discovering-distilleries All their visitors information is there
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Response from danieldenoto | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure you will find a Spanish speaking guide but the language used by the guides is very clear and easy to understand for a foreigner so I think you won't need any translation. Most of the tour is understandable... More
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