Gin Distilleries

We create our gin at two unique distilleries in Scotland’s capital city. One is situated in the heart of the West End, the other located at The Biscuit Factory, in the historic gin port of Leith.

Distillery & Visitor Centre, Westend

1A Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

In the bustling centre of our home city, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination unlike any other. It’s here that we welcome guests from all over the world to discover more about Edinburgh’s historic gin heritage, and explore our atmospheric working distillery. 

The Edinburgh Gin Distillery tours are ranked in the top 20 of Edinburgh Visitor Attractions on Tripadvisor, and our boutique 5-Star distillery offers visitors the chance to discover how we make our award-winning gin. We are open 7 days a week, from 9:45am-4:45pm. Advance booking is essential, as once we are fully booked we are unable to talk walk-ins. Please use our online booking system to check availability & reserve your space.

The Biscuit Factory Distillery, Leith

4-6 Anderson Place, Edinburgh EH6 5NP

In 2016, we opened our second distillery at a former biscuit factory in Leith. Here, our custom copper still Gin Jeanie has allowed us to increase our production capacity to create and distill more of our award-winning gins. This is our largest, commercial distillery and currently tours are not offered here.

Our Distillery Tours

The West End Distillery & Visitor Centre

At the heart of our West End operation are our custom-made copper stills Flora and Caledonia. These allow us to experiment with new recipes, and create a variety of individually distinctive gins. Our Head Distiller has an abundance of botanicals on hand to distill with the finest Scottish grain spirit.

Find out about Edinburgh’s rich history of gin production, and discover the science of distilling with a chance to see our copper stills in action. Whether you only have a time for our introductory tour, or explore more with our hands-on gin making experience, we look forward to welcoming you on a captivating voyage of gin discovery.

Gin Discovery Tour

Learn about the history of gin, taking in Edinburgh’s distilling past in our exhibition area, then experience up close in our still room how we make it today using our two working copper stills.

You’ll have a chance to discover the botanicals used in our recipes, finishing with a tasting of a classic Edinburgh G&T, or for those who prefer, a miniature to take home.

The tour price includes a 10% discount on purchases from our on-site gift shop.

Please note: There is a 2-3 month wait for weekend spaces due to high demand, so advance booking is essential. All availability is shown on the online booking system.

If you've got a paper voucher from our old website, don't worry, they can still be redeemed for this tour. 

Book Now You will be forwarded to our booking provider. Purchasing multiple gift vouchers? Select 'add to booking' when you reach the registration page.

Gin Connoisseur Tour

Consider yourself a gin connoisseur, or thirsty to learn more about the art of distilling gin? If so, this is the tour for you.

The tour is similar to our Gin Discovery Tour, however for the grand finale, enjoy a tutored- tasting of a selection of our gins, and enjoy a refreshing G&T to finish.

The package includes a 10% discount on purchases from our on-site gift shop.

Please note: There is a 4-5 month wait for weekend spaces due to high demand, so advance booking is essential. All availability is shown on the online booking system. 

If you've got a paper voucher from our old website, don't worry, they can still be redeemed for this tour. 

Book Now You will be forwarded to our booking provider. Purchasing multiple gift vouchers? Select 'add to booking' when you reach the registration page.

Gin Making Tour

The definitive Edinburgh Gin experience! You will learn about gin’s fascinating history and the distilling process, and it’s your chance to turn your hand to creating your own gin.

Using our miniature copper stills and our Head Distiller’s range of aromatics and botanicals, you will have the chance to craft your very own bespoke gin recipe. Toast your unique bottling with a tutored tasting of our range of gins, before taking your creation home with you.

The package includes a 10% discount from our on-site gift shop.

We offer this tour daily at 12.15pm and the duration is 3 hours and we have a max of 5 per day. The cost is £100pp and this tour is strictly over 18s. Please follow the link below for the online booking system, as we do not take any phone/email bookings for this. We no longer offer dateless vouchers for the gin making experience due to the high demand of dates.

Book Now You will be forwarded to our booking provider. Purchasing multiple gift vouchers? Select 'add to booking' when you reach the registration page.

Distillery Tour Gift Vouchers

Looking for a topflight gift for the gin enthusiast in your life? Whether it’s our introductory Discovery, or Connoisseur tours, we have a range of gift options that are sure to fit the bill. 

Sadly we do not offer dateless gift vouchers for our Gin Making Experience, but please contact info@edinburghgin.com for to check availability and book a date for this. 

If you have a paper voucher that you would like to redeem, please contact info@edinburghgin.com.

Buy Now You will be forwarded to our booking provider. Purchasing multiple gift vouchers? Select 'add to booking' when you reach the registration page.

Accessibility & General Information

Please be aware that due to the historic nature of our building, unfortunately there is no lift or disabled access to the Visitor Centre; it is only accessible via flight of external stairs.

All of our distillery tours are open to those aged over 18 and be aware that we operate under the ‘Challenge 25’ Policy so please bring ID if this applies.

We are only able to offer booked tours and sadly cannot accommodate walk-ins once we are fully booked. We do have a small distillery shop open from 10am until 4.30pm daily which you are welcome to visit without a tour booking. All bookings are taken on the online booking system only.

Any individual, or group of individuals who are intoxicated will be refused entry and not offered a refund or exchange.

We support the Scottish Government’s Zero Tolerance campaign towards drinking & driving, and recommend visitors arrive by public transport. Haymarket Station is just 10 minutes walk away, and Waverley 20 minutes. There are also numerous bus and tram stops within walking distance. 

Terms & Conditions

Gin Discovery and Gin Connoisseur tours are refundable up until 24 hours before the event, vouchers are non-refundable, even if they expire unused. The gin making experience is not refundable. If you have an issues with your booking please contact us by email only on info@edinburghgindistillery.com. We do not take phone bookings or alter any bookings by phone.

We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcohol under the terms of the Licensing (Scotland) 2005 Act.

We reserve the right to alter the content, times and prices of our tours. Please note, Heads & Tales Bar is operated as a separate business. They can be contacted directly on +44 (0) 131 656 2811 or by email on info@headsandtalesbar.com