Come and visit our picturesque distillery and experience a real taste of Scotland. Your visit begins in our unique exhibition on the original Malting Floors, home to the renowned model distillery. You will then be met by your guide and led through the distillery production area, learning how we make our 'water of life'. To finish your tour, you are welcomed into our bar for a tasting of Glenkinchie Single Malt Whisky.
2017 is an important year for Glenkinchie – we will be celebrating the 180th anniversary of the distillery (John & George Rate achieved the first licence to distil in 1837) and the 20th anniversary of the visitor centre. Details of events to follow – watch this space!
Glenkinchie Distillery is located just off the A1 in the beautiful region of East Lothian, only 30 minutes from the capital city of Edinburgh. Glenkinchie is a classic lowland distillery, set in an idyllic landscape of rolling barley fields. The local Lammermuir Hills provide the water for our distillery, producing the light, fruity, dry Edinburgh Malt.
Whilst in East Lothian, go to see Concorde at the Museum of Flight in East Fortune; or drive the coast and visit the beautiful Dirleton Castle en route to the beach town of North Berwick. East Lothian is also known as Scotland’s Golf Coast, with a fantastic range of courses including the famous Muirfield. What better way to celebrate the 19th hole than a dram at the local distillery!
Glenkinchie Distillery is a perfect first stop for those arriving over the border and equally, a last stop for those heading south out of Edinburgh. Come in for a tour, or a dram of the Edinburgh Malt, and you won’t be disappointed!