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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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| Tranent, Pencaitland EH34 5ET, Scotland
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+44 1875 342012
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This distillery is worth a visit. The tour is very informative and entertaining, the guide was very kind and the whisky tasting at the end was quite fun!

1  Thank Moritz M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The thing that struck me the most at Glenkinchie was the absence of employees...it now only takes 2-3 persons to run the distillery unlike years ago when there was need for over 30 persons. I was also intrigued with the history of workers living in...More

1  Thank SandraB9631
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came to Glenkinchie from Mississippi, USA during our tour of Scotland. The distillery was beautiful from the outside. Parking was easy to find and close to the site. I really enjoyed the seasonal flowers in the barrel planters — they were...More

Thank SarahLouLangford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good tour. We were a group of 6 friends visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. We were picked up on a shuttle bus from the centre at 10am and it was a 35 minute drive to the distillery. Brian was our tour guide and he...More

1  Thank bjlarner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful country setting just 30 minutes from down town Edinburgh . Very informative tour . It is a beautiful distillery to walk around. Our tour guide , John ( white hair- they have 2 people named John) was absolutely amazing . He made the experience...More

1  Thank Kellyyul
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 6 including 2 French friends, our guide Brian was brilliant, he waited while my wife translated for our friends, and he did not rush or made us feel as if we had to hurry. The tasting was excellent and several...More

Thank MonsieurLeChef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to Glenkinchie Distillery was an interesting part of our Scottish Borders tour with Timberbush. Our very knowledgeable guide introduced us to all the tricks of Scottish Whisky making: he showed us the ingredients, the equipment, and clearly explained each step of the process to...More

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting tour made even better with personal insights into history and practices of distilleries generally. Followed by tasting session and I handed over my keys. Thanks again

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time we had toured a distillery, and we found it to be so interesting! Gavin, the guide, did an absolutely fabulous job during the tour. He was so knowledgeable and made it a delightful and informative tour. I would highly recommend...More

Thank ginny4991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glenkitchie distillery is in a very picturesque setting, and the tour itself is great fun. We had Keith as our guide who was fun and engaging, and it was fantastic to see an actual working distillery. We did the Taste of Scotland tour, which meant...More

1  Thank EricaJayne88
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dartgirl81
29 July 2018|
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Response from Kirstin F |
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
8 March 2016|
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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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Alejandra C
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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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