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Glenkinchie Distillery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 will then be taken round the distillery by one of our experienced and informative guides who will explain the stages of production of Single Malt Whisky. You will visit the Kiln Room, the Millroom, The Mash House, the Tun Room and the Stillhouse where you will see one of the largest Copper Pot Stills in Scotland. After a trip to the traditional warehouse you will finish up in the bar with a dram or two of Whisky
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We initially came her to taste the whisky and were really suprised by the quality and extensive visitor center. Despite being close to home, we have never been here before and we were very pleasantly surprised by the interesting and extensive visitors center complete with a large model of a distillery and lots of information about the distilling process available without taking an actual tour. This makes for a nice visit without having to pay anything.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

What else can you do in East Lothian on a rainy day? Go and visit Glenkinchie Distillery. The visitor centre is really interesting and I’m so glad that they rescued the model of a distillery. The tour guide John was very interesting and happy to take and answer questions. Excellent choice of whiskies to taste at the end of the tour. Highly recommended and well worth making the time to see a real working distillery if you’re in Edinburgh for a couple of days.

3  Thank Cath M
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Eye go wit di bredren, it djew an wi look fi di rum but ongle get whiskey, di sista guide tour get gud knowledge, mi jink lots of gud whiskey, tour gud an alright, pull up! Jah bless!

1  Thank andil328
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were made to feel welcome, as friends rather than customers, the moment we walked through the door. There was no hard sell at all, but we chose to take a tour, rather than just look at the exhibition, and ended up in a group of nine. The guide was fantastic; she wasn't reading from a script, but tailored her talk to match the multi-ethnic makeup of the group. She was extremely knowledgeable on both current and historical topics, and fielded all questions with aplomb. Although Glenkinchie is marketed purely as a single malt, being part of Diageo meant that blended whiskies were also explained, but not sampled. From the four single malt samples tasted I learned a lot about the difference, and the addition of a little water.

2  Thank MBambridge1943
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Great guide. Held the interest of two adults and two children. Well worth a visit. Juice for the kids at the end of the tour too.

2  Thank Clare D
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